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General Mills reports 'mixed' performance in 4th quarter

General Mills, the Minnesota-based packaged food giant, is continuing its streak of sluggish performance as consumers continue turning away from the prepackaged and processed foods the company is...

July 01, 2015

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Land O’Lakes Merging With United Suppliers

Collectively, the two’s crop input businesses sold $7.5 billion in crop protection, seed and nutrient products last year.

June 30, 2015

Tales Of The Slightly Seedy, Always Beloved Liquor Lyle's

Liquor Lyle’s has been a watering hole for multiple generations of prominent Twin Citians—and it’s still raging.

June 29, 2015

Low Commodity Prices Challenge Farmers And Rural Lenders

Minnesota's rural economy continues to struggle.

June 29, 2015

Local Entrepreneur Takes Over Dive Bar To Save It

Local entrepreneur buying bar to “save a piece of Minneapolis.”

June 29, 2015

General Mills nixing artificial colors and flavors from cereals

General Mills is working toward removing artificial colors and flavors from its cereals. In a blog post published Monday morning, Jim Murphy – president of General Mills’ cereal division...

June 22, 2015

Turning the corner on bird flu? 2 weeks without a new case

Is avian influenza finally subsiding on Minnesota’s poultry farms? On Thursday, the Associated Press noted Minnesota had recorded its 13th straight day without a new case of bird flu being...

June 19, 2015

FDA to phase out trans fats by 2018 – so which foods will have to change?

Food manufacturers have been given three years to yank all trans fat from human food products, the FDA ruled on Tuesday. The substance, which grew in use after it was first introduced about 100...

June 16, 2015

Report: Bird flu likely airborne, but farms could be doing more to prevent it

How has the bird flu been able to spread so rapidly to over a hundred Minnesota poultry farms and kill nearly nine million chickens and turkeys? The answer could be in the air. A preliminary U.S...

June 16, 2015

No more sit-down service for St. Paul skyway diners: Four Inns on way out

A venerable St. Paul diner will serve its last meal this week, when the Four Inns slides its skyway door closed after 45 years. Owner Deirdre Renchin made the announcement on the restaurant’s...

June 09, 2015

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