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Access to fresh groceries could become an even bigger problem for rural Minnesotans

Many rural grocery store owners plan to get out of the business in the next decade – and they don’t have a transition plan to make sure the store will stay open afterward. That’s bad...

March 14, 2016

City votes to stop selling Bent Paddle beer because of its stance on PolyMet mine

Bent Paddle beers will no longer be sold at municipal liquor stores in Silver Bay. The city council voted 3-2 last week to stop selling Bent Paddle Brewing products after getting a strongly worded...

March 13, 2016

Jack Link's Mayo Clinic Square

Jack Link's Buys Grass-Fed Beef Snack Company

Consumer demand for protein products is surging.

March 10, 2016


General Mills Pushes To Reach $1B In Organic Sales Quicker

The food producer is bumping up its 2020 target for doubling organic acreage sourcing by one year.

March 10, 2016

What's the deal with the Water Bar? It's part saloon, part educational space

When the Water Bar & Public Studio opens in Minneapolis, you’ll be able to saunter up to the saloon’s counter and order a free glass of … tap water. Yes, that’s the main...

March 09, 2016

Mayo To Open Express Care Clinic Inside Hy-Vee Grocery Store In Mankato

The clinic will stick to treating minor health issues like sore throats, sinus infections and the flu.

March 09, 2016

Minnesota bar's revamp to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' Sunday night

A Minnesota establishment will be featured on the 100th episode of “Bar Rescue,” which airs Sunday night. The episode, titled “Hard Heads and Softballs”, will focus on Oak...

March 06, 2016

Budding Ag Biotech Firm Gets State Grant For New HQ

Calyxt also plans to nearly triple its staff in three year’s time.

March 02, 2016

The maker of Red Hots is closing its MN plant, and 100-plus workers could lose jobs

Ferrara Candy Company – known for producing Lemonheads, Red Hots, Atomic Fireballs, Boston Baked Beans, Brach’s, Jawbusters and Now and Laters – will be closing its Winona plant next month. The...

March 02, 2016

Popular Taste of Minnesota festival is over for good

A Taste of Minnesota is calling it quits – for good. Linda Maddox, the general manager of the popular festival, announced Thursday “with a mixture of sadness and excitement” that she is...

February 25, 2016

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