The Golden Valley-based food company says the job cuts are part of its "productivity and cost savings plan" designed to improve organizational effectiveness and focus on key growth strategies. A General Mills spokesperson told the Business Journal about half of the cuts will come largely from administrative and support positions in the Twin Cities.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
General Mills unveils new website, with help from Huffington Post
Golden Valley-based General Mills recently took a step into the arena of "branded content," assisted by popular news site Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal reports. The site, LiveBetterAmerica, is aimed at giving visitors information on healthy living, is built on the Huffington Post technology platform.
General Mills accused of collecting data from kids
General Mills is coming under fire by nearly 20 children’s advocacy, health and public interest groups for violating a federal law to protect children's privacy, the New York Times reports. The coalition claims five well-known companies, including the Golden Valley-based cereal maker, are encouraging kids, who play games or use other features on their websites, to provide email addresses of their friends without seeking parental consent.
'Fruit Suit' against General Mills will go forward
Golden Valley-based General Mills is accused of incorrectly describing the ingredients of its fruit snacks as having 'real fruit.' The federal lawsuit is one of many recent suits accusing food companies of advertising products as being healthier than they are.
Marriage amendment supporters to rally at General Mills headquarters
Earlier this month, the Golden Valley-based company publicly opposed the constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage in Minnesota. WCCO reports people in favor of the measure -- that will be on the ballot in November -- plan to protest outside the General Mills headquarters Tuesday through Friday.
General Mills officially against marriage amendment
The Golden Valley-based company came out Thursday to voice its opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota. "We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy -- and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it," General Mills said in a statement. The Pioneer Press notes General Mills and Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical are the only two major corporations in Minnesota to publicly oppose the marriage amendment.
General Mills to cut sugar, salt in breakfast cereals
Minnesota-based General Mills and Nestlé SA will cut sugar and salt in the children's breakfast cereals they jointly market outside North America, which is the latest attempt by major food companies to respond to health concerns, Reuters reports.
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