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Two editors — one a Taylor Swift fan, the other a Travis Kelce fan — want to stop talking about it, but can't
Minneapolis Star Tribune editors take up the cultural conversation about the NFL, women fans and media hype ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings game.
Delta Air Lines is changing how travelers earn status, starting in January for travel in 2025 and beyond.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant records another banner year of revenue gains. It's the largest private company in America.
Paul Ehlen, who founded the Minnesota cataracts lens company, died on Tuesday upon takeoff of his World War II vintage aircraft.
Dave MacLennan led the agribusiness behemoth through some of its most dynamic years of change, with the last three among the wildest in the company's recent memory.
Ramstad, a native Iowan, has worked as a reporter and editor for 35 years.
Brian Sikes will take over the top post of America's largest private company from Dave MacLennan, who has held the role for the past decade.
The Bloomington-based health insurer will halt individual coverage in 15 states and reduce Medicare Advantage plans to just California and Florida.
The state has one of the most robust freight rail systems and use in the nation, moving tons of iron ore and agricultural and food products within and across its borders.
Soaring prices on oil and ag commodities lifted the finances of the co-op and its member farmers.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant's revenue soared 23% in a year marked by "extreme events."
The U.S. Department of Justice filed antitrust lawsuit against Cargill, other chicken companies alleging wage suppression. Both sides agree to settle, clearing the way for new joint venture.
The agribusiness is attempting to bring more minority farmers into the supply chain through price premiums and new market opportunities in hopes of reversing historical discrimination.
When hometown airline Sun Country backed out, Delta Air Lines stepped in to provide a hangar and charter flights for some of the women's Final Four teams last week, organizers and the airlines said.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is straddling the geopolitical fence as public pressure to withdraw from Russia grows. The agriculture behemoth is one of the largest non-Russian exporters of Russian wheat and owns a complex of mills south of Moscow.
Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant, which immediately implemented its contingency plan in case of attack, said crew is safe after its vessel was hit leaving Ukraine port.
Minnesota agribusinesses make plans for their employees in Ukraine. Meanwhile, wheat and corn prices spiked as tensions grew.
Sanchez has held the top post at Minnesota's largest newsroom for the past eight years, leading the newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize in 2021.
The Minnesota agribusiness is buying the UK-based business to expand its industrial product offerings derived from plants.
CEO Jude Bricker and COO Greg Mays got flight attendant certification to keep in touch with crews and passengers.
Jim Sheehan spent 43 years with Hormel, helping to guide corporate strategy and taking a conservative approach to its finances.
Animal Welfare Institute asks local county attorneys to prosecute firms where turkeys and chickens died in trucks.
Landline will use four-passenger SUVs to shuttle passengers between their homes and the Sun Country hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Minnesota joins other states in suing egg producers, but Sparboe and other farmers wonder if prosecutors understand economics.
The Minnesota maker of Cheerios is still riding the pandemic's tailwinds despite Wall Street's concern over inflation and higher supply chain costs.
Four companies control processing and distribution of 80% of U.S. beef, a choke point that is drawing scrutiny from Washington.
Climate scientists, food companies and many farmers see the potential of a better soil health system, but debate how — or even if — large-scale farming can actually transition.
The Twin Cities airline is adding Caribou Coffee and other local foods as it counts on Minnesotans for growth.
H. Brooks Distributing in New Brighton collapsed this summer just a few weeks after another company, J&J Distributing in St. Paul, that had been purchased by the same investor.
Sweeping new federal regulations will require employers with more than 100 workers to require immunizations or weekly testing.
The Minnesota company raised prices in the spring to offset inflationary pressure on its supply chain, which boosted revenue this summer.
Charges included third-degree riot and disorderly conduct.
Cooler weather and light rain are helping ease firefighters' battle.
MSP's dominant airline is stepping up efforts for a completely inoculated workforce now that the FDA has fully approved a vaccine.
The market for snack bars took a hit as consumers reached for chips and ready-to-eat popcorn as screen time increased.
The Minnesota company will produce its full lineup of dairy-free milks at the new site in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Eden Prairie-based sports nutrition company has bought Kay's Processing, maker of gluten-free cereals, expanding its protein reach.
The visit comes amid a deepening drought afflicting cattle and dairy farmers and worrying some crop growers about next year's water levels.
The U.S. District judge in D.C. denied request to dismiss lawsuits against Lindell and his allies Sydney Powell and Rudy Giuliani.
Cargill has chicken processing operations overseas, but its purchase of Sanderson Farms will put it in the middle of a U.S. industry that is red-hot right now.
Puris, now a leading supplier of pea protein in the U.S., started as a family-run provider of specialty seeds for vegetable growers.
State agriculture officials are scheduled to meet later this week with farmers who may not have been paid for crops after Fridley-based Pipeline Foods declared bankruptcy.
The trademark owner of the nail-and-stump game sued a restaurant for offering the game after a licensing deal expired.
Big makeovers happen at General Mills fairly frequently. But this one was different.
Executives at the Twin Cities airport expect travel demand and flights to increase all summer.
The Twin Cities-based airline contended with delays on many flights Thursday, but it was forced to cancel just a handful of them because of a technology breakdown.
The Golden Valley-based company posted its best sales year ever during the pandemic, but is facing a return to a slow-growth environment for packaged foods.
Nearly half the state's pastures are in bad shape after the drier-than-normal June, forcing cattle producers to consider other ways to feed their animals.
It's the latest experimental technology explored by the Minnetonka-based agribusiness as it seeks to reduce the environmental toll of livestock within its supply chain.
Minnesotan Mary Loeffelholz has been commuting to Delta operations in Atlanta and L.A. for more than a decade. Now, she's in charge at MSP and has big plans.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is building a new facility in Iowa to create a corn-based alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in certain consumer goods.
For Surly, Schell's, Indeed and others, the issue is parity with smaller brewers that are allowed to sell beer for customers to take home.
The food maker on Friday updated employees and investors on its restructuring costs and layoff targets.
The Golden Valley-based food maker is cutting jobs at headquarters and streamlining business units as the outsized sales it saw during the pandemic come to an end.
Migizi executive director Kelly Drummer and her family coped with loss while processing the reasons it happened.
Bay Area private-equity group Swander Pace Capital and minority partner Branch Brook Holdings made the purchase.
Millions of Americans are planning getaways now that the pandemic is in retreat.
Hormel's performance was helped by a turnaround in sales to restaurant and other businesses, a sign that Americans are beginning their postpandemic lifestyles.
The private equity firm Apollo Global Management will remain the airline's controlling investor with about 60% of shares after the secondary offering.
The Minnesota food maker expands its presence in the fast-growing pet food aisle.
He earned 37 patents and won numerous awards and "was an artistic type of scientist."
In its first-ever quarterly report, Sun Country signals air travel is rebounding.
Less than two years after a private-equity firm took over family-run distributors J&J Distributing and H. Brooks, one has closed and the other is imperiled by legal battles and unpaid debts.
Called Ratio Protein, the new yogurt uses ultrafiltered milk to cut sugar and raise protein.
Six of the new routes are for winter travel to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
The Minnesota pillow company says the voting machine company created financial harm by suing MyPillow first.
Travel restrictions have seafarers stuck aboard ships or unable to leave countries.
The farmers co-op saw growth on its ag side, but its energy business was hurt by sagging demand and higher costs.
The plant-based food ingredients maker will move headquarters from Edina to make room for an anticipated grander future.
Cargill had 13 vessels caught in the backlog when the Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
The results became clear late in the year when commodity prices suddenly climbed after government aid rolled in.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness sold its stake in Alvean, the world's largest sugar company.
Allegation over shrimp tails in cereal goes viral, then flakes out.
The company said more time at home has led to deepening bonds with pets, making owners willing to spent more on premium pet food