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Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle ground on budget plan
Here’s help for cash-strapped governments — if it passes
General Mills changes to suit changing consumer tastes
Rape sentence prompts outcry
Longtime bush pilot and mail carrier Don Hanson dies
NFL: Have Vikings finally replaced Moss?
Men's basketball: Badgers escape with win
NHL: Wild’s playoff push hinges on homestand
Tom Powers: MLS guys are kidding about the stadium, right?
Prep football: Solem patriarch of BOLD football family
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Lucille "Tweet" Violet Corneil
Verna E. Thomsen
Richard "Ric" T. McGinty
Paul T. Quisberg
Viola M. Kittelson
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Letter: Where was Rep. Baker?
Letter: A misuse of Robert’s Rules
Letter: Ill-advised talks with Iran
Letter: Did voters make a mistake?
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
November 7, 2013
U.S. FDA moves to ban trans fats, citing health risks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fat in processed food, a move that was welcomed by public health advocates but which rattled vegetable oil markets and pushed prices down sharply.
news / nation
November 7, 2013 - 11:11am
October 28, 2013
Burger King profit beats projection as franchising slashes costs
(Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc. reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as it slashed costs by franchising more outlets and sales grew outside North America. The third-largest U.S. hamburger chain, behind McDonald's Corp. and Wendy's Co., said expenses fell...
October 28, 2013 - 9:00am
October 16, 2013
PepsiCo reports higher profit despite economic pressures
(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc reported higher quarterly earnings on Wednesday and said it was on track to meet its financial goals for the year, despite a sluggish economy. The maker of Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay snacks and Tropicana juice said net income was $1.91 billion, or $1.23 per share,...
October 16, 2013 - 7:57am
September 27, 2013
Third annual animal science conference is Tuesday in Willmar; AgTech Showcase kicks off Monday
WILLMAR — The third annual Animal Science Conference will be Tuesday at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. In addition to bringing bring animal science and food industry stakeholders together for discussions on the latest industry trends, for networking and investment...
news / local
September 27, 2013 - 11:17pm
September 3, 2013
Ryan in training as Jennie-O Turkey Store supervisor in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that William Ryan has accepted the position of production supervisor trainee at the Willmar Avenue facility. He will be training in all aspects of production to gain the skills needed to become a production supervisor. He is a North...
September 3, 2013 - 7:48am
Liebl is new owner of Cornerstone Coffee in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Lisa Liebl is new owner of Cornerstone Coffee, located in the Skylark Center, 1604 First St. S., in Willmar. Cornerstone Coffee seats 75 and serves breakfast and lunch, fresh made-from-scratch bakery items and True Stone Coffee, an organic, fair trade coffee. Cornerstone...
September 3, 2013 - 6:42am
August 29, 2013
Amid anything and everything on a stick, vendors at the State Fair look to mix things up with food grown by Minn. producers
Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or even, on one of the hottest fair days ever, a cold milkshake. It was not his favorite fair food, which is a giant...
news / state
August 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
August 12, 2013
Hewitt joins Jennie-O Turkey Store research unit in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Ashley Hewitt has accepted a position as associate food technologist with the research and development department at the corporate office in Willmar. Hewitt was an intern with Jennie-O Turkey Store during the summer of 2010...
August 12, 2013 - 7:00am
July 15, 2013
Twinkies return, possibly smaller than people recall
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.
July 15, 2013 - 12:54pm
June 27, 2013
Minnesota State Fair offers new foods for 2013
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Fans of food on a stick and all things deep fried have some new reasons to look forward to the Minnesota State Fair. New items set to debut during the fair include savory options like bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp-on-a-stick, pork belly sliders...
news / state
June 27, 2013 - 7:17am
June 24, 2013
Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month.
June 24, 2013 - 8:56am