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December 21, 2017

Life Time's Akradi named Northern Oil lead director

Akradi is "lead independent director," after Northern Oil's chairman resigns from the company's board.
Business
August 10, 2015

Dave's ex-CEO loses stock options

When Ed Rensi departed two months ago, he forfeited 75,000 options
Business
July 21, 2015

Cargill makes Latin American shrimp play

The agribusiness giant plans to build a $30 million shrimp feed ill in Ecuador.
Business
May 5, 2015

Corn, soybeans, other crops off to an early start

Spring planting in Minnesota is well ahead of schedule in 2015 because of ideal weather conditions
Blogs
April 28, 2015

General Mills will pump $250 million into Tennessee plant

The investment will increase capacity at facility that makes Yoplait
Business
April 20, 2015

Buffalo Wild Wings offers a quicker lunch

The restaurant chain debuts a new lunch program for those in more of a hurry.
Blogs
April 20, 2015

Find All Things "Minnesota Grown" in Directory

The 2015 edition of the popular directory is now available in print and online.
Business
April 3, 2015

Food Market blog: Eggs and chickens and Easter

Minnesota hens laid nearly 260 million eggs in February - and that was a short month!
Blogs
March 31, 2015

Fast-food workers to rally on April 15 for $15 an hour

Twin Cities janitors and other low-wage workers to join labor activists in national protest for better pay.
Blogs
March 30, 2015

Gold'n Plump to expand in Cold Spring

The Minnesota chicken company is investing at least $35 million to up production.
Blogs
March 24, 2015

Ag land prices, equipment sales, down

Monthly survey shows continued decline in farmland prices and equipment sales
Blogs
March 18, 2015

Ex-Famous Dave's chairman snags Macaroni Grill

Dean Riesen's investment group buys the national restaurant chain in a bargain basement deal.
Blogs
March 16, 2015

Talking green ($) on St. Patrick's Day

Vendors and managers from about 50 farmers' markets in Minnesota will hold their annual meeting and spring conference on March 17.
Business
March 11, 2015
Green Giant is a brand of frozen and canned vegetables owned by General Mills. The mascot of Green Giant is the Jolly Green Giant.

Reuters: General Mills looks to sell Green Giant

The packaged food giant has retained investment bank to shop vegetable business
Blogs
March 11, 2015

General Mills ups dividend

The big packaged foods maker increases payout 7 percent.
Blogs
March 3, 2015

Eating Local

A new directory lists 66 farms in Minnesota and western Wisconsin where consumers can buy directly from farmers.
Business
March 2, 2015

DQ celebrates anniversary with free ice cream

The soft-serve and fast-food chain turns 75
Blogs
February 20, 2015

The Envelope Please

Latest crop estimates from USDA show top-producing counties for corn and soybeans in Minnesota
Blogs
February 18, 2015

Talking Turkey

DNR will offer a turkey hunting class later this month at Seward Co-op in south Minneapolis
Business
February 17, 2015

General Mills slashes sugar in Yoplait Original by over 25 percent

One of Yoplait's key products gets reformulated, taking a bite out of added sugars.
Blogs
February 12, 2015

Rail Service on the Upswing

Rail service continues to improve for grain handlers and farmers, according to a continuous set of surveys that are part of a research project.
Business
February 11, 2015

Gluten-free Cheerios are on the way

General Mills' best-selling cereal gloms on to the gluten-free bandwagon.
Blogs
February 11, 2015

Malt-O-Meal cereals take to TV

The Malt-O-Meal brand isn't known for TV ads, but it's now launching a big national campaign featuring TV and digital.
Business
February 10, 2015

Supervalu to refresh its Wild Harvest store brand

The grocery company will revamp pacakaging and offer more items under its private label.
Blogs
February 4, 2015

Cargill eases restrictions on Syngenta biotech corn

Cargill is selling Viptera corn now that China has approved it for import