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The Schwan family, descendants of founder Marvin Schwan who started the company in Marshall, Minn., in 1952, will still have 20 percent, and own and run home delivery service.
Minnesota has reported 17 cases, the most of any state. With Thanksgiving a week away, federal officials aren't telling consumers to stop eating turkey, but they are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking techniques.
Foodies used to pay more for turkeys with a back story. Now, more birds are getting one.Jennie-O Turkey Store, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp.…
Its Honeysuckle White brand will have turkeys that can be traced in stores in 30 U.S. states.
For Sister Joan McGinty, dedicating her life to God also meant dedicating her life to the vulnerable, whether in her role as an elementary teacher…
David Dines has been appointed Cargill Inc.'s new chief financial officer and Marcel Smits, who currently fills that role, will step into a new position…
Ten years after merging with Northwest, the airline is thriving while keeping its promises.
The $40,000, three-wheeled machine is less erratic than people are in front of animals.
ABCDs envision a unified system to replace wildly inefficient paper trail.
Airline plans to nix other single-use plastics on its flights and in airport clubs.
The flight lasted all of 15 minutes before the emergency landing.
The certification comes from a third-party group that monitors land management practices.
If approved, Delta's daily MSP to Shanghai route could start in 2020.
General Mills, rivals strive to innovate in search of the next big thing.
Former U.S. Bancorp CEO moving into philanthropy.
Innovations must keep up with shoppers' expectations.
Ag innovators, investors stage own show during Startup Week.
Prepared and delivered frozen, baby food pouches save households time by taking the guesswork out of meals.
A group of shareholders wants to see its removal from company's supply chain.
Cargill and the USDA released details on the scope of distribution for Colorado plant where outbreak occurred.
The company recalled 132,600 pounds of beef, building on a 25,000-pound recall four weeks ago.
Delta joins rivals United and JetBlue in charging more for checking bags.
The deal includes a feed mill, five farms and two processing facilities.
The company said its organic sales, those not affected by acquisitions and sales of businesses, grew in the summer months.
The Irish capital will be the sixth nonstop destination between here and Europe.
The first round of layoffs is expected in early November, the company said.
Warm-weather routes on winter Saturdays will start around holidays.
Two recipe sites have added service started by General Mills alums.
Parents will get extra paid weeks with their babies; caregivers also will get paid time off.
The processor is taking back about 25,000 pounds of beef sent to grocery distributors in Colorado and California.
The company met Wall Street's sales expectations but it is coping with tariffs, rising freight costs and too many turkeys.
The lifelong educator, whose career progressed from high school teacher and basketball coach, was always motivating others to be intentional with their time.
A growing number of companies face many barriers in a food system that wasn't designed for recycled food.
The deal was initiated by a consortium of 220 hog farmers in an effort to capture a greater percentage of the value for the hogs they raise, the consortium said.
The CFA Society's annual gathering captured economic optimism and industry worry.
The leisure passenger-focused airline is moving beyond its reliance on MSP as a hub.
Woman says tainted Goldfish made her ill; New Ulm producer recalled whey last month.
Plant-based sources of protein are becoming mainstream foods.
An interest group said General Mills tricked consumers.
United Natural Foods Inc., (UNFI) created in a 1996 merger, has been the primary wholesale supplier to Whole Foods Market for nearly 20 years.
Eden Prairie-based Supervalu, which has 23,000 employees and owns Cub Foods, has seen its stock price languish for years and was under pressure from an activist investor.
Airline executives still want to outsource the groundwork at MSP.
The grocer said the pasta salad was sold across its eight-state region, including Minnesota.
With a shortage looming, one of the nation's biggest airlines outlines a partnership with aviation schools and an internal program to boost qualified applicants.
Techstars accelerator pairs food and ag-based ventures with mentors.
Cargill sets a goal to boost environmental standards.
The company also saw its annual profit rise as nearly all of its business lines posted gains.
"Egg bar" is inspired by the co-founders' typical morning breakfast.
President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau feels like a bad dream has come true.
With free spaces abundant, paid-parking provider reaches out for marketing help.
"I think it's been, without question, the most successful airline merger in history," chief executive Ed Bastian says.
The maker of a number of Hormel-branded packaged meat products says the allegations are erroneous.
The food maker readjusted after putting profits ahead of sales growth for a few years.
The airline's new growth strategy includes adding seasonal service from Dallas-Fort Worth, St. Louis and Madison, Wis.
Despite near-perfect weather, not every dog wanted to go for a swim.
Move seen as an effort to boost product innovation.
YQ by Yoplait plays to the high-protein, lactose-free crowd.
The move gives the Twin Cities greater access to Asia and helps Delta fortify its presence at its new Korean hub.
When "meat" and "milk" aren't meat and milk, farmers push for new marketing rules.
A favorite in the cities since 2000, Izzy's has a deal with Sysco to extend its reach.
The plant, which also processes milk for Land O'Lakes, will close by Oct. 15.
The Eagan-based carrier asks for input on design, ideas on modernized logo.
On St. Paul's Grand Avenue, a maker of Hmong meal kits has created a place for other local growers and food innovators to reach customers and, possibly, make a living from their craft
As Canada and Mexico fire back against new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a wide range of Minnesota-made products could get hit in the retaliation.
The line of purple-hued outfits represent the first style change at Delta since 2006.
Hormel Foods Corp. is still taking a beating from America's oversupply of turkeys, but executives say the end is in sight.The Austin, Minn.-based foodmaker reported…
The changes will boost the passenger-carrying capacity of Sun Country's planes.
The company, once part of Cargill, is a giant in the fertilizer business but employs only about 150 people in Minnesota.
Businesses are watching last-minute deal making closely for winners, losers.
Organic and natural sourcing led to a push for healthier soil.
More than 33 million tourists visited the region and spent $7.8 billion. The numbers do not include visitors who came to the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl since it happened in February.
Airport officials have been trying to attract the lower-cost airline for years.
The situation highlights ongoing challenges large meatpackers face in staffing slaughter and processing positions across the U.S.
Consumers are increasingly replacing meals with snacks as convenience continues to be an attribute shoppers value.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness cited falling demand in the beer industry for six-row barley.