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Developers fear the output limit mixed with a reduced rate paid to generators will limit growth.
Enbridge Energy's consent decree settled claims surrounding oil spills in Illinois and Michigan.
May's increase was welcomed, but analysts aren't predicting an industry resurgence soon.
Great River Energy will close its Stanton, N.D., power station in May 2017, saying the coal-fired plant is no longer economical to operate.The relatively small…
Citing “challenging” market conditions, Mosaic Co. said Wednesday it will idle one of its Saskatchewan potash mines for the rest of 2016, laying off about…
CEO says firm would build "direct- reduced iron" plant; Essar has vowed to fight its ouster in court.
Problems persist in hooking into grid, but Xcel says build-out is at hand.
Utility ranked fourth in study, getting 21 percent of electricity sales from renewables in 2014.
A final decision won't be made on the proposal until 2017, but Xcel has said the major drivers of the rate increase include upgrades to its power grid and nuclear power plants; and investments in cleaner energy.
North Dakota challenged the 2007 law restricting imports from power plants that increase greenhouse gases.
Bakken fields have been battered by lower prices.
Frank D. Werner Sr. grew up on a Kansas farm, but he didn’t care much for farm life — except for machinery repair. His love…
After fielding complaints about high fees on residential solar arrays, Minnesota regulators will review charges set by the state's electric utility co-ops.The review pivots on…
Gevo Inc. is betting big on isobutanol produced at its plant in southwest Minnesota.
Trying to counter squishy cereal sales, General Mills is launching its first totally new brand in 15 years, a fruity oat and corn concoction dubbed…
Customers to receive refund of interim hike from last fall.
It now involves some Nature Valley, Quaker and Kashi granola bars.
Xcel Energy said the appellate decision allows program to move forward.
Spam Snacks, introduced by Hormel last fall, will disappear from store shelves by summer's end.
General Mills is recalling the flour in an "abundance of caution" over the possibility that it's linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 38 people in 20 states.
GNP is riding a chicken boom, its sales growing 14 percent over the past three years, hitting $470 million in 2015.
Prices ahead of the holiday remain a relative bargain despite a recent increases that reflect rising demand.
Two boys riding on one bicycle in St. Paul were hit by a car Sunday, with one suffering critical injuries. The incident occurred about 6…
Sunday afternoon fire damaged a Noodles & Co. and a Caribou Coffee shop.
Injured suspect called police and was arrested.
An apparently intoxicated young woman stole a University of North Dakota squad car on Sunday, police say, driving it from Grand Forks to Crookston where…
Strong dollar, oil slump are putting a drag on Minnesota corporate profits.
While Kraft Heinz is closing several plants across the country, the food giant is investing more than $100 million in Minnesota, expanding its New Ulm…
California company uses almond milk to make alternatives to traditional dairy products.
All the recalls have been tied to a listeria contamination at a plant in northwest Minnesota.
Sales drop; CEO resolves to turn the situation around.
The recall is linked to a broader series tied to listeria contamination.
Mild weather held down demand for heat during the first three months of the year.
"I want to be near the team," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill's CEO since 2013. The Lake Office "is too quiet."
Recalls linked to possibly listeria-tainted sunflower nuts processed in Crookston have mushroomed, and now appear to involve several major food companies across the nation.
A new regime has made the country a friendlier place for the export trade.
Crookston plant is shut down temporarily until the problem is resolved.
Customer choices likely to cause more disruption for companies.
Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore as manufacturers pitch it as a snack food.
Faribault Foods, launching a big expansion, finds its profit niche in canning – beans in particular
Hormel Foods has sold its Diamond Crystal Brands business to a Texas private equity firm for an undisclosed price. Diamond Crystal, which is based in…
Stock sinks after company misses on expectations.
The restaurant chain's stock fell 11 percent as investors reacted to the financial results that were announced Tuesday afternoon.
With Supervalu posting another quarter of sagging sales, the company’s new CEO has his hands full — but at least he understands his mission. “Our…
Cargill is getting back into the candle business with the purchase of NatureWax, a market-leading provider of natural waxes. Minnetonka-based Cargill owned NatureWax from its…
She is charged with embezzling $5.7M from contractor from 2006-15.
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken fields has fallen nearly 90 percent from a May 2012 high.
Restaurant chain hires former Best Buy executive as chief financial officer.
A state-commissioned review reports energy company is to blame for slow approval process.
The third-quarter jump occurred despite pressure on commodity prices.
Campbell Soup has challenged the accuracy of some General Mills’ TV ads for Progresso soup, and an industry self-regulating group has issued a split decision…
Monticello man worked with engineering firm on a handgun that is shaped like a cellphone.
Supervalu said Tuesday it plans to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025, the latest food company to make such a pledge.
Earnings have topped forecasts but U.S. sales struggle to bounce back.
With Vermont's labeling law looming, the company said it needed to find a cost-effective solution.
Of 13 people sickened, five were Minnesotans.
Aging buildings and thin profit margins pose challenges at a time when 62 percent of small-town grocers said they plan to leave the business within 10 years.
Jack Link's has purchased the meat snack business of Grass Run Farms, a deal coming soon after Link's introduction of a new jerky brand call Lorissa's Kitchen.
The company says it will double acreage devoted to organic food by 2019.
Dispute stems from December incident in which Muslim employees said they were not allowed prayer breaks.
General Mills’ venture capital arm is one of two lead investors in a $2.1 million financing round for cottage cheese maker Good Culture. The investment…
About 9,000 packages of Applegate chicken nuggets have been recalled after some consumers found pieces of plastic in the product. The chicken nuggets were made…
The smorgasbord of Old Country Buffets is now down to one selection in the Twin Cities: Burnsville.In concert with another planned bankruptcy filing, the national…
A deal reached early Monday averted a second walkout and will be voted on this weekend.
Acquisitions and cuts are on the table for the agribusiness giant.
Driscoll, a 24-year Air Force veteran who lived in Wayzata, died Feb. 20 at age 75, after a six-year battle with the neuromuscular disease primary lateral sclerosis.
The U.S. government sued Land O’Lakes this week, saying the company must pay $23.4 million in cleanup costs for an oil refinery it never actually…
Comparable store sales dropped nearly 11 percent at company-owned outlets.
Cargill plans to move about 70 percent of its Ukrainian grain through the port.
There were 973 people in Minnesota with state-confirmed cases of salmonella, the most since health officials started tracking in the early 1990s.
General Mills will roll out Annie’s branded organic cereals this spring, the latest new product line to be sold under the Annie’s brand. Well, new…
Lower pork prices drove a jump in quarterly earnings at the company's biggest unit.
The incidents occurred at a frozen pizza plant in Kansas.
Hormel Foods Tuesday voluntarily recalled 450 pounds of Dinty Moore canned beef stew because of possible contamination with pieces of a broken flashlight. The 40…
The Twin Cities has just three Old Country Buffet restaurants left after its parent company abruptly shut down seven locations Thursday part of a national restructuring that closed a total of 74 restaurants.
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