Updated:
Original:

Tomato slinging event takes over Minneapolis

Organizers of this years Midwest Tomato Fest are made sure that over-ripe tomatoes didn't go to waste Saturday night in downtown Minneapolis, where an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 participants threw tomatoes at each other.
Author:

Organizers of this years Midwest Tomato Fest are made sure that over-ripe tomatoes didn't go to waste Saturday night in downtown Minneapolis, where an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 participants threw tomatoes at each other.

Next Up

FAPqmybVkAQ5h1p

Vikings come from behind for resounding win over Seattle

Kirk Cousins was lights out and Alexander Mattison didn't a miss a beat in place of Dalvin Cook.

Cheryl Reeve

One and done: Lynx season ends with playoff loss to Chicago

Minnesota was faced with a one-and-done situation despite owning the league's third-best record.

Dalvin Cook

Vikings: Dalvin Cook is OUT of Seahawks game

The star running back hasn't recovered from an ankle injury.

snapchat

Boy arrested after making threats towards school in Anoka

An image shared on Snapchat warned of the "best school shooting yet."

Ambulance hospital emergency

Four killed in crashes after deadly start to weekend on MN roads

The latest figures show there have been 349 road deaths in Minnesota this year.

Delta

In crackdown on unruly passengers, Delta urges other airlines to share no-fly lists

The airline says it's a bid to "further protect airline employees across the industry."

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud State student-athlete suspended from team following alleged assault

The incident reportedly took place off campus on Sep. 18.

Gopher Football

U of M-barrassed: Gophers shocked by Bowling Green

The Falcons snapped a 21-game non-conference winning streak in front of a homecoming crowd.

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins applies for exemption to COVID vaccine, is rejected

Wiggins could miss a large chunk of the season without the vaccine.

Related

Hundreds clash in Minneapolis tomato battle

There was a massive food fight in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night. Hundreds of people attended the second annual Midwest Tomato Fest -- purportedly featuring the area's largest tomato fight. The Pioneer Press and Star Tribune have photos from this year's saucy event.

Tomato war coming to downtown Minneapolis

Tickets are on sale now for a tomato-slinging food fight and music festival July 14, modeled on the Tomatina festival in Spain. Bring your goggles.

Tomato grower issues recall in Minn., other states over salmonella threat

A recall notice has been issued by a grower in Iowa for tomatoes distributed in stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The grower says the one pint containers of Menno Beachy Certified Organic Grape Tomatoes, dated between July 26 and Aug. 6, should be discarded or returned to stores. No sicknesses have been reported.

Mysterious tomato plants pop up in Fargo

Residents in Fargo are calling it "plant bombing" -- an enigmatic gardener is anonymously dropping tomato plants in brightly colored pots around downtown, with a simple note asking that someone care for the plants.

Minnesotans take aim at diabetes with Tour de Cure cycling event

More than 400 bicyclists with diabetes took to the streets of Minneapolis Saturday for the Tour de Cure event. The event was intended to raise awareness and slow the outbreak of diabetes. In Minnesota, approximately one in three adults and one in six children have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Proposal would have Minneapolis high schoolers take Metro Transit instead of school buses

School officials tell the Star Tribune putting high schoolers on Metro Transit buses rather than school buses isn't about saving money -- it's about giving students flexible transportation options so they can participate in actives before and after school or get a job.

Frozen-yogurt shops taking over Minnesota neighborhoods

A frozen-yogurt chain in L.A. started a new phenomenon - enjoy a cup of yogurt with your choice of a hundred toppings. Minnesota Monthly reports, in the past few of months, all kinds of yogurt stores have opened in the Twin Cities, including The Yogurt Lab, Freezica and Tutti Frutti.