January 3, 2022

When dangerous strains of salmonella hit, the turkey industry responded forcefully. The chicken industry? Not so much.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It wasn’t […]
January 3, 2022

2022: Inflation raises the stakes in the farm game and The Great Resignation may be a game-changer

Inflation coupled with the effects of The Great Resignation will be among the factors to watch in the coming year in agriculture.
December 17, 2021

Online retail sales are way up. So are local sales tax collections in Minnesota.

In Minnesota, 49 counties and 45 cities — from St. Paul to Bemidji and from Hennepin to Crow Wing — have adopted something called a “local […]
December 9, 2021

Why Land O’Lakes’ CEO pushed so hard for rural broadband in the infrastructure bill

Not long after Beth Ford became CEO of the Land O’Lakes cooperative in 2018, she toured agriculture co-ops and farms across rural America. By early […]
November 23, 2021

Duluth's Christmas-themed train rides start Saturday

Tickets are still available for two of the North Shore Scenic Railroad train experiences.
November 17, 2021

The worker shortage is affecting every corner of the state. But it’s hitting Greater Minnesota especially hard.

In a recent survey of job openings across Minnesota, the southeastern part of the state recorded 21,510 vacancies. That was nearly double the 11,887 openings […]
October 20, 2021

Consumers are still seeing higher prices for goods. Is it more than just a lingering effect of the pandemic?

You need more bacon for bacon these days. A year ago, consumers in Midwestern cities spent an average of $6.01 on a pound of sliced […]
September 2, 2021

EPA nixes Minnesota Legislature’s bid to relax feedlot regulations

When Minnesota legislators relaxed manure regulations for the state’s largest animal feedlots earlier this year, they noted federal regulators could veto the changes. The Environmental […]
August 23, 2021

Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic’s chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic’s chief […]
August 10, 2021

Target is from Minnesota — but is Minnesota the most Target-y state?

It was 1962 when the Dayton Company, of the Dayton’s department stores, opened the first Target store in Roseville, Minnesota. The Target brand would ride […]
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