All three Twin Cities firms were named on Computerworld’s list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT 2012." Golden Valley-based General Mills came in fourth, St. Paul-based Securian Financial Group ranked No. 10 on the list and Fridley-based Medtronic went from 23rd place last year to 99th this year.
Banned items at the MN GOP State Convention attract attention
No plague of locusts, we're afraid.
Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004
Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.
DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate
The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.
Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River
The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.
Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases
This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.
Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County
The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
List of 'World's Most Innovative Companies' includes two in Minnesota
Forbes magazine has once again recognized St. Paul-based Ecolab and Golden Valley-based General Mills on this year's list of the “The World’s Most Innovative Companies." Ecolab ranks No. 31 and General Mills is 50th out of 100 global companies. Both Minnesota-based firms were on the magazine's 2011 list.
General Mills goes to federal court to defend Greek yogurt
Attorneys for General Mills Inc. pleaded their case in front of a federal judge on Friday over claims that its Yoplait Greek-style yogurt is neither Greek nor yogurt. The Golden Valley-based company asked U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson to throw out the consumer fraud lawsuit, which was filed by Minneapolis law firm Zimmerman Reed.
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.
Feds close probe into Medtronic's marketing of its Infuse bone graft product
The U.S. Department of Justice spent four years looking into whether the Fridley-based manufacturer encouraged doctors to use the product in ways not described on the FDA-approved label. Medtronic denies any wrongdoing, but still faces civil lawsuits and agreed to pay $85 million in March to settle a federal securities lawsuit.
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.
Target, General Mills donate to East Coast disaster relief
Target Corp. is among the retailers making donations as relief efforts continue in response to the destruction caused Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. The Minneapolis-based retailer is donating $500,000 in funds and products. Golden Valley-based General Mills is also contributing $250,000 to the recovery efforts.
General Mills profit rises on Yoplait, snack food acquisitions
Golden Valley-based General Mills Inc. says that its fiscal first-quarter profit went up 35 percent, with acquisitions lifting sales, the Associated Press reports. The results in the latest quarter were aided by the food maker's purchase of a controlling stake in Yoplait International and Food Should Taste Good, a natural snack foods company.
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