Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc., one of the world's largest commodities traders, claims in a new lawsuit that it was duped in a business fraud that involves the sale of fake renewable energy credits, the Star Tribune reports. The company says it arranged to buy 1.2 million biodiesel credits from a New York broker in 2010, and learned later the credits were invalid.
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide
The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.
Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal
The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.
Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize
The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County
The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.
Cargill to boost biodiesel production in Missouri
Cargill Inc. plans to increase the production capacity of its joint-venture Paseo Biofuels LLC biodiesel plant in Kansas City by 40 percent, Reuters reports. The Minnetonka-based agriculture giant expects the expansion to be complete by March 2013.
Cargill recalls 30,000 pounds of ground beef
Minnetonka-based Cargill is voluntarily recalling ground beef due to salmonella concerns. The 85 percent lean ground beef was produced at Cargill's plant in Wyalusing, Pa., on May 25, and repackaged for sale to consumers of a Maine-based grocery chain, the Associated Press says. The chain sold the ground beef in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
Cargill to invest nearly $400 million in Africa
Bloomberg News is reporting Cargill Inc. plans to develop industrial palm-oil plantations and processing facilities in Ivory Coast within five years. The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant may invest $380 million in the project. Cargill is one of the biggest cocoa exporters in the West African nation, the world’s top grower of the crop.
Cargill to open $250 million chicken broiler in China
Wayzata-based Cargill Inc. says the company plans to operate one the largest poultry broiler production facilities in China next year. The facility currently under construction will raise 65 million birds a year. Cargill invested $250 million into the plant. China's poultry industry is rapidly expanding with annual growth at 5 to 6 percent.
Cargill fiscal 4th quarter net slides 82%
Cargill Inc. reported an 82 percent slide in its fiscal fourth-quarter profit, citing tough trading conditions in beef and soybean processing and an economic and political environment that the agribusiness group has said distorts the pricing of risk, Dow Jones reports.
Cargill CFO steps down, cites 'personal reasons'
Minnesota-based Cargill's Chief Finanical Officer Sergio Rial plans to leave the company at the end of November after just 16 months in the position, the company said Friday. He plans to return to his native Brazil for "personal reasons." Sudden exits of top executives at the company are unusual, the Star Tribune reports. Rial, 52
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