Toro Invests in Startup Developing Drone-Powered Turf Sensing Tech for Golf Courses
Toro Invests in Startup Developing Drone-Powered Turf Sensing Tech for Golf Courses

The investment comes as golf course maintenance spending has steadily grown nationwide.

Buffalo Wild Wings' New Parent Co. Inspire Brands Says It's Hungry for More Acquisitions
Buffalo Wild Wings' New Parent Co. Inspire Brands Says It's Hungry for More Acquisitions

Inspire CEO Paul Brown said the company was considering new purchase opportunities of chains with sales between $1 billion and $4.5 billion.

Cargill Invests in Minneapolis Protein Manufacturer Puris Through Joint Venture
Cargill Invests in Minneapolis Protein Manufacturer Puris Through Joint Venture

The two local food-centric companies signed a joint venture this month to boost Puris's current capacity and enhance its manufacturing plant.

Living Greens Farm is Hooked on Aeroponics
Living Greens Farm is Hooked on Aeroponics

The Faribault company produces lettuce year-round, 21 days from seed to salad.

After 30 New Breweries Opened in MN Last Year, the Craft Beer Bubble Seems Far from Bursting
After 30 New Breweries Opened in MN Last Year, the Craft Beer Bubble Seems Far from Bursting

Comparatively, 17 breweries opened to the public in 2016 and 19, respectively, in 2015 and 2014.

Cargill Buying Ohio-based Pet Food Conglomerate Pro-Pet
Cargill Buying Ohio-based Pet Food Conglomerate Pro-Pet

The purchase, once finalized, will make Cargill the only supplier of both animal feed and pet food in the nation’s agricultural retail market.

How Neighbors of the North Market are Responding to the Supermarket They Desperately Needed
How Neighbors of the North Market are Responding to the Supermarket They Desperately Needed

On a Sunday morning at the new North Market, MinnPost strolled the aisles and surveyed the shoppers.

Techstars Launching Farm to Fork Accelerator in Twin Cities Next Year
Techstars Launching Farm to Fork Accelerator in Twin Cities Next Year

Cargill and Ecolab will be partners in the program, which is targeted at food safety and security startups.

Making Money on Munchies
Making Money on Munchies

Snacking is taking the place of dining, and several Minnesota companies are benefiting as a result.