The threat of a lawsuit prompted a physician's group to scrap plans for an anti-cheese billboard featuring a popular Wisconsin icon. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine planned to erect a billboard near Green Bay depicting the Grim Reaper with a foam cheesehead hat. The company that makes the cheese hats threatened to sue, so the billboard group decided to remove the icon from the billboard.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Billboard with Grim Reaper wearing cheesehead has hat-maker cheesed off
The company that makes the iconic hat is threatening to sue a physicians' group after it put up an ad blasting the food right near Lambeau Field in the heart of Dairyland.
Wisconsin lawmakers to honor maker of cheesehead hat
The Assembly will vote Tuesday to honor Ralph Bruno, the man who invented the state's iconic cheesehead hat. The Associated Press says Bruno made the first hat in 1987 using stuffing from his couch.
Anti-foreclosure group reports progress
Organizers with the group Occupy Homes say their efforts to help homeowners fight foreclosure are showing signs of success, MPR reports. The group's staged sit-ins at foreclosed properties have led to 40 arrests, including local rapper Brother Ali outside a Minneapolis home last month.
Groups call seminar on Somalia anti-Muslim
Muslim and Somali organizations are slamming an upcoming seminar on Somalia organized by former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher. They say "Understanding the People of Somalia" will spread "inaccurate and biased information" and lead to more racial and religious profiling. The groups say featured speakers at the event "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak."
You're hired! Billboard pays off for unemployed Rosemount man
Bennett Olson says he has taken a sales and marketing associate position at Laser Design & GKS Services in Bloomington. The 22-year-old paid $300 last month to advertise his online resume on the electronic billboard along 35W near downtown Minneapolis.
Un-Fair Campaign's anti-racism billboard in Duluth defaced with racial slur
A racial slur has marred an anti-racism billboard by the controversial Un-Fair Campaign in Duluth. The billboard, which reads, "Racism: Ignore it and it won’t go away," was defaced with a painting of the Confederate flag -- along with what is considered a variation of the N-word, says Claudie Washington, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
Billboards protest upcoming wolf hunt
A group called Howling for Wolves is paying for billboards around the Twin Cities to oppose the new wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall, WCCO reports. The wolf was removed from the endangered species list last January and the state legislature told the DNR to go ahead with the hunt.
McDonald's apologizes for mistranslated billboards
The fast-food restaurant plans to correct a pair of billboards in St. Paul written in the Hmong language next week. The McDonald breakfast signs read, "Yuavtxhawbpabraukojsawv yuavntxivzograukoj mus," which loosely translates to say, "Coffee gets you up, breakfast gets you going." However, members of the Hmong community tell the Pioneer Press the text "doesn't make sense" and "there should definitely be spaces in between those words."
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