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Praise, backlash show cafe's 'minimum wage fee' touches a nerve

The move by a Stillwater restaurant to itemize the cost of Minnesota’s recent minimum wage hike on each customer’s bill has gained plenty of attention for the Oasis Cafe. Since the...

August 07, 2014

Cargill headquarters

Cargill’s Annual Profits Slide 19%; Revenue Drops Too

The largest private company in the country reported a drop in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, the first time its full-year revenue has fallen in four years.

August 07, 2014

Local brewers hoppy about more locally-grown ingredients

The growth in craft beer brewing is driving a demand for more locally-grown ingredients. In a story headlined, “How local is your beer? The rise of local ingredients,”  TheLineMedia...

August 06, 2014

Stillwater cafe charging 'minimum wage fee'

Liberal Minnesota blogger Sally Jo Sorensen earlier this week posted an item about a restaurant receipt from a Stillwater cafe (above), which includes a 35-cent minimum wage fee. MPR News blogger...

August 05, 2014

Twin Cities beer drinkers, grab your mugs: More taprooms on tap

The craft beer trend continues to evolve in the Twin Cities, and four more taprooms are newly opened or opening in the next week: one owned by a comedian, one by two women, one that inhabits an old...

August 01, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Profits Leap But Stock Falls

The restaurant chain said its profits climbed by 44 percent, boosted by a substantial sports season and cheaper chicken.

July 30, 2014

A Hy-Vee store in Austin, MN

Hy-Vee Picks Site For 2nd Twin Cities Store, Will Hire 450

Amid a significant upheaval of the local grocery scene, Hy-Vee is expanding further into the Twin Cities with a new store in Oakdale.

July 29, 2014

Can Duluth Support Seven Dunkin’ Donuts Locations?

The stores will extend well beyond Duluth’s city limits, and there may be more area stores on the way; meanwhile, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering incentives to potential Twin Cities franchisees.

July 29, 2014

Justin Ley

Hoodstarter—A Communitarian Twist On Kickstarter

Anyone who feels their neighborhood lacks, say, a bakery, can post the idea on the website.

July 28, 2014

How Chowgirls Is Chewing Through The Catering Competition

Chowgirls celebrates a decade in catering, due in large part to its commitment to using organic foods and sustainable commitment.

July 25, 2014

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