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General Mills leaders and Chinese officials

General Mills Adds $15M “Innovation Center” In China

The food giant recently opened a new research and development center in Shanghai and aims to grow its presence in the ice cream and yogurt markets throughout China.

July 15, 2014

Organic farmer says he was drenched with pesticides; sues spraying company

A northwest Minnesota organic farmer is suing a pesticide company, after he claims he was sprayed with chemicals from an aerial applicator, leading to a host of health problems such as vomiting...

July 12, 2014

Bars, restaurants hoping for All-Star Game economic home run

Minneapolis businesses are squaring up and hoping to hit an economic home run this weekend during MLB All-Star Game festivities. The city is expecting about 160,000 visitors to flood the streets...

July 10, 2014

Berry, berry good: Minnesota crop 'best in years'

In shortcakes, cobblers, jams, or plucked and eaten straight from the carton, it’s turning into a very good year for Mother Nature’s candy. The Associated Press reports that Minnesota...

July 08, 2014

Self-serve beer machines now available at Target Field

Sick of waiting in line to buy a beer at a busy concession stand at Target Field? Never fear, beer is here… and it’s being delivered to fans in a brand new way. Self-serve beer stations...

July 07, 2014

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

New Owner Renames Graves 601, Replaces Bradstreet

The Graves 601 is now called Loews Minneapolis Hotel and is planning a $7 million renovation; it also filled the former Bradstreet Craftshouse space with a new concept called Cask Cookhouse.

July 07, 2014

Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal

General Mills To Add 150 New Products (See Photos)

They include protein-rich cereal and yogurt; boldly flavored snacks such as habanero lime Chex Mix; gluten-free foods, including granola, oatmeal, and pizza crusts; indulgent desserts such as “stuffed cookies”; and more.

July 07, 2014

Fulton taproom

Eight Mpls Restaurants, Breweries Plan Bigger Patios

Smack Shack, World Street Kitchen, Fulton Beer, Day Block Brewing Company, Louie’s Wine Dive, Lake & Irving, Yogurt Lab, and Agra Culture hope to add outdoor space.

July 03, 2014

Lawson Commons in St. Paul, where Flagstone Foods is headquartered.

Flagstone Foods’ MN Presence Intact After $860M Sale

Although the St. Paul-based snack food company was bought by an out-of-state competitor, the buyer is keeping the Minnesota employees where they are.

July 03, 2014

300 Laid Off As Cattle Shortage Shuts South St. Paul Beef Plant

Dakota Premium said it does not know how long the plant will be closed.

July 03, 2014

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