The Minnesota Department of Agriculture advises consumers to carefully look for the USDA organic label or certifier seal if they are truly looking for organic food. Some farmers may claim to be "organic" but may not meet the standards, agriculture officials say.
Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake
Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.
Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning
Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.
16-year-old Apple Valley girl killed in ATV crash near Brainerd
The crash occurred Thanksgiving Day.
Colorado man killed after driving into ditch in Becker County
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win
First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.
5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl
A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.
Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN
Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.
Driver suffers severe burns in Golden Valley car crash
The cause of the crash is not yet clear.
D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller
Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.
Label issue prompts Minnesota wholesaler to recall a ton of beef
J&B Group Inc. of St. Michael is recalling about 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products. The labels on the products fail to list milk, a possible allergen. The USDA told the Associated Press no illnesses have been reported.
MOA officials: no evidence mall brawl organized through social media
Mall of America officials say they monitor Twitter and other social media outlets and there's no indication the series of fights there Monday were organized ahead of time. While they don't know exactly what triggered the extended brawl they say the large number of shoppers and rumors that famous rap stars were there contributed to a tense atmosphere.
Study: Organic yields are lower than conventional farming
New research -- authored in part by a University of Minnesota scientist -- looks set to refuel the debate revealing yields from organic farming to be, on average, 25% lower than conventionally-farmed produce. The analysis compared 316 organic and conventional crops from 62 study sites.
Occupy organizers say 'riot supplies' were planted to smear the movement
Police are investigating a box of bricks and rocks labeled "riot supplies" that turned up at the site of the OccupyMN protest in downtown Minneapolis. Organizers say the box is just a set-up to make them look bad.
Salmonella illnesses linked to organic eggs from Owatonna farm
State health officials say at least six people in Minnesota have been sickened after eating the eggs between mid-August through the end of last month. Eggs affected by this recall were also distributed under the Lunds & Byerly's Organic and Kowalski Organic brands in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
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