Second Harvest Heartland was skeptical last year when the Minnesota Pork Producers dropped off 2,000 pounds of meat and promised to double the donation this year. But the group was gratefully surprised when the hog farmers came back Tuesday with 5,000 pounds of pork. Second Harvest will distribute it among 1,000 food banks around the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
What to know about new Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The former Wall Street trader is an analytics guru who appreciates collaboration.
Southwest LRT may cost $210M more, take 3 years longer to build
The Met Council is proposing a settlement with one of its contractors due to disputes over construction changes.
Driver, 41, killed in crash with box truck on Hwy. 10 near St. Cloud
The deceased driver is from St. Cloud.
Task force uses 'box maneuver' to arrest teen fugitive in Brooklyn Center
There was an infant in the car with him.
Spielman: 'That head coach has to have a relationship with that QB'
"I think the No. 1 thing you’re looking for is that head coach has to have a relationship with that quarterback."
Gallery: France 44 to build two-story addition, rooftop patio
The Minneapolis liquor store and cheese shop is stepping up its events and class offerings.
Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings
Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.
Report: 'This Is Us' star creating NBC series about MN girls' hockey team
No word on when the show will launch.
Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly
Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.
Minnesota farmers cornered on hog stall issue
Minnesota's $2.5 billion hog industry is on the defensive. At issue is the widespread practice of housing pregnant sows in stalls so small the animal can't turn around. The hog stall used by most farmers is roughly seven feet long by two feet wide — about the same size as a pregnant sow weighing 600 pounds or more.
Minnesota company recalls 400+ pounds of 'No Name' meat
J&B Group out of Pipestone, Minn., is recalling more than 400 pounds of steakhouse burger meat because of misbranding and allergens.
2nd Minnesota man arrested in multi-state hog thefts
The Globe Gazette reports 35-year-old Greg Swenson, of Rose Creek, was arrested on theft and animal charges. He is the second person arrested with the hog. Forty-four-year-old John Arndt, of Hayfield.
Postal workers gather food donations Saturday
About 2,000 letter carriers throughout the Twin Cities metro area Saturday hope to pick up as much as 1.3 million pounds of food during the 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers ask the public to leave bags of non-perishable, non-breakable food items by their mailbox.
Minnesota, Iowa authorities investigating hundreds of hog thefts
Investigators say the incidents appear to be the work of a well-organized theft ring that sells the hogs to slaughterhouses for money.
Nonprofit donates 5,000+ bikes to kids, needs volunteers
The 5-year-old Minneapolis-based nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz gave away more than 5,000 donated bicycles to children last year, making it the largest donor of free bikes in the nation. This holiday season, the organization is aiming higher, but the organizers need more donations and volunteer labor.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!