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The Minnesota retailer is among the most recent to join dozens of plaintiffs alleging a price-fixing conspiracy by the nation's largest beef producers, including fellow Minnesota company, Cargill.
The Myplas facility had financial backing from several Minnesota companies, and others pledged to "evaluate" using more recycled plastic in their supply chains to make the facility viable.
The new business, Solventum, will employ 20,000 people.
Direct flights to Monterey and Manchester begin in August.
As bans and other regulations come into effect, there still aren't replacements for the useful but damaging "forever chemicals."
Scottish food tech firm Enough uses yeast to ferment grain sugars into a high-protein, meat-like biomass.
Hemp seed meal becomes the first cannabis product to win initial federal approval for livestock feed in modern times.
The Twin Cities brewing cooperative is looking for a way through high levels of debt.
Tariffs of up to 270% will be assessed to address "dumping" of low-priced imports.
Even if you don't work in the cannabis industry, you still need to make sure your company's policies reflect the state's new legalization laws.
A new state report has provided a snapshot of cannabis use in Minnesota leading up to legalization.
The plants, in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, prepare 'case-ready' products meant to save time for meat departments at grocery stores.
Several products, including cans of Annie's organic cheesy ravioli, had higher levels of phthalates compared to other brands.
The fast-food chain hit its pledge early to use only cage-free eggs.
Lakeville-based Post Consumer Brands isn't getting quite the 'trading down' benefit from frugal cereal shoppers it might have in the past.
Estimated windfall comes from a Fitch Ratings report. The influx of cash will help pay PFAS and military ear plug settlements over the coming years.
Demand from Central Americans and a reshaped Midwestern palate means more Twin Cities locations to come.
Many know the story of the pacemaker and Post-it notes. But creative Minnesotans have devised hundreds of other products we take for granted.
The General Mills yogurt brand's latest attempt adds protein while maintaining taste.
The certification builds on organic standards to include human and animal health, economic fairness, soil regeneration and carbon sequestration.
Shareholders unimpressed by the Minnesota-based company's outlook, send stock plunging Tuesday, "There's more to do to reduce risk and uncertainty," CEO Mike Roman said.
The company told employees there is reduced demand for the benefit at its Minnesota home office.
Illinois-based Growmark and Inver Grove Heights' CHS are in early talks.
The state's Office of Cannabis Management also asked the Legislature for a different social equity approach.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights settled a discrimination case against Four Paws and a Tail.
An attorney for the plaintiffs, now numbering over 276,000, said they believe the 98% participation threshold to uphold the deal will soon be met.
Take a breather — actually, take several — by using up all your vacation time in 2024.
The decline follows a record-setting first quarter a year ago for the Minnesota-based co-op.
Rishi Varma from Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been hired as chief legal officer as Anna Richo retires.
Retailers try to balance consumer resistance to price hikes with the power of brands to attract customers.
That's just what the USDA has reimbursed the state's poultry and egg producers so far.
Jan. 1 marked the deadline for banning sales in the Golden State of pork raised on farms where sows live in confined pens.
In 2009, 3M had closed the door on new hires joining the pension plan.
The company travels to CES next week with an eye-catching exhibit.
Food inflation might be cooling, but it still burns. Just ask any grocery shopper.
Projects involving chickens and sugarless sweeteners are examples of a growing focus on innovation at the Minnetonka-based agribusiness, which netted the company several accolades this year.
Company's outlook indicates it may not grow sales at all through next summer.
More than 16 million birds have been affected nationwide since October.
Myplas USA plans to recycle 90 million pounds of plastic annually at the $30 million plant.
Minneapolis-based Puris, the country's leading pea protein producer, had to shut a Wisconsin facility due to "dumping" of low-cost Chinese imports.
Minnesota is one of 11 states banning the "forever chemicals" in food packaging in the next year. What consumers, restaurants and food makers should know.
Minneapolis law firm seeks unspecified damages over outbreak.
No deal is certain for Duluth-based Allete, which said it wouldn't comment on rumors or speculation.
Twin Cities-based Bix Produce and Cut Fruit Express launched voluntary recalls last week for products well past their expiration dates.
Authorities say a man became trapped under earth that collapsed near the Minneopa Falls.
Michael Harlan was convicted of murder and manslaughter for selling fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone that led to a fatal overdose.
The single-vehicle crash happened Wednesday morning in western Wisconsin.
It's the first dedicated grain export terminal for CHS Broadbent in Australia, the world's second-largest wheat exporter.
Mary & Jane bucks the industry trend toward higher-potency cannabis to reach the 'canna-curious' through microdosing.
A similar lawsuit was previously shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Earnings for the Minnesota-based meat company fell 20% in the past year as costs grew and demand fell.
State and federal laws prohibit employers from firing someone due to pregnancy.
Lindell's previous attorneys recently announced they would have to walk away from the cases because of millions in unpaid fees.
From burial to cremation to composting, what to know about options — and costs — when planning what to do with your or a loved one's remains.
General Mills remains the clear market leader, but a spun-off Kellogg has gained momentum.
The Austin, Minn.-based creator of the processed canned pork owns the trademark to the Spam name, which the chef was using at Kim's, her Uptown establishment.
Willmar-raised Liberty and Bell have been feted since their arrival in Washington, D.C., this weekend.
Minnesota reigns as the nation's turkey producer, but can you guess how many of America's turkeys come from the state?
The separation of Solventum from Maplewood-based 3M should be complete by the middle of next year.
The Minnesota-based food and ag giant had a record $177 billion in revenue last year.
Energy profits nearly doubled.
In annual survey of the state's manufacturing firms, leaders are confident in their financial future yet express unease with recent legislative mandates on employers.
Corporate sustainability experts lauded the company's 2030 targets but said action needs to follow, and fast.
Empty shelves in Minnesota are mostly a pandemic memory, but some disruptions are expected to continue.
The goal of the new fund is to scale up businesses that General Mills intends to eventually incorporate into its broader portfolio.
OSHA says the company could have prevented a 57-year-old woman from getting caught in machinery and dying in May.
It's the largest poultry toll at a single commercial operation in Minnesota during the current outbreak.
Minnesota and three other states joined the federal lawsuit against Agri Stats on Monday.
Solugen is planning a 500,000-square-foot plant in Marshall, Minn., in partnership with ADM.
The company is marrying its oldest tech — abrasives — with the latest advancements in robotics.
Estate planning involves taking inventory of your assets and liabilities and deciding how your survivors deal with those upon your death.
The Minnesota company faces a "difficult reality" and will focus on home delivery in just 18 states and use UPS for the rest.
Five counties have reported outbreaks this month as the virus again spreads at commercial operations.
Plant-based foods grew to an $8 billion industry last year, including several Minnesota brands, but gone are the days of double-digit growth.
Adjusted earnings beat expectations for a quarter that included a $4.2 billion settlement charge.