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Dozens of workers sickened at Willmar turkey plant; investigation underway

A turkey processing plant in Willmar was evacuated Friday evening after dozens of workers there became ill. Willmar police tell KSTP the incident at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant started with...

October 17, 2014

Depressed prices and record harvest put corn farmers at risk

A record corn harvest combined with depressed prices is putting Minnesotan farmers at risk from both financial and physical harm. As government figures predict this year’s harvest will break...

October 17, 2014


Prosecutors: Uptown Restaurateur Hid More Than $1.1M From State

An investigation revealed that Michael Whitelaw skirted more than $100,000 in sales taxes at his Asian fusion eatery.

October 16, 2014

General Mills' organic food company launches save the bees campaign

One of the country’s largest food companies is the latest to address the alarm over the dramatic drop in bee populations around the country in recent years. Bees pollinate an estimated 75...

October 13, 2014

Pig populations rebound after deadly virus; pork prices may drop

Hog farmers are making progress in their fight against a deadly virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to rising pork prices. A recent report from the U.S. Department...

October 12, 2014

Minnesota leads nation in elk production, but doesn't meet growing demand

Minnesota leads the nation in farmed elk production, but there’s a need for more elk producers due to an unprecedented demand for elk meat and products, the state Department of Agriculture...

October 12, 2014

Twin Cities food supplier issues recall over listeria risk

A Twin Cities food company is recalling some of its products that are sold to airlines and various retail outlets because of possible listeria contamination. Buddy’s Kitchen, a custom frozen...

October 08, 2014

Steering clear of GMOs? Don’t trust the 'natural' label

If you’re trying to avoid any GMOs that might be lurking in processed foods, don’t put too much stock in the notoriously vague “natural” label. That’s the word from Consumer Reports, which recently...

October 08, 2014


Cargill’s Fiscal Year Begins With 26% Earnings Drop

Analyst: Volatile quarterly reports not out of ordinary, but company’s recent up and down annual results unexpected.

October 07, 2014

Late harvest: Poor weather early on puts farmers behind schedule

The fall harvest is a bit behind schedule this year, thanks to later than normal spring planting combined with a cooler than normal growing season.  And while there are predictions of bin-busting...

October 04, 2014

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