Cub Foods

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Fast-food workers storm an Uptown McDonald's to demand $15 minimum wage

    Steven Strong hops out of a black van behind the Hennepin County Library in Uptown alongside several of his fellow fast-food workers. He flexes a sign calling for "respect" and looks out at the crowd that's forming on the grass. "We just want reasonable pay," he says, then weighs the task ahead o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    5 grocery store lunches for every mood

    There's a certain amount of food shame associated with a backseat full of fast food containers, and the task of slathering some peanut butter on a piece of bread and throwing it in a plastic bag can seem as insurmountable as the Tour de France at 7 a.m. If your microwave at work takes five minutes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Roseville High School locked down following bank robbery [IMAGE]

    Just after 9 this morning, Roseville High School was locked down after a suspect believed to have robbed the TCF Bank at Har Mar Mall's Cub Foods was spotted fleeing toward the school, which is less than a mile away. A security still of the suspect from this morning's robbery is at the top of this p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Hormel's Compleats Breakfast: I can't believe it's not cat food

    When the apocalypse hits, you'll be forced to think strategically. The first step is safety. The second is shelter. The third is finding a hefty supply of dry food. Fortunately for us apocalypse-fearing folks, a variety of meals lend themselves to dry storage and easy prep. In the event of a natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Cub Foods apologizes for giving kids pill bottles with candy inside

    Cub Foods has apologized for giving kids pill bottles with candy inside them during last weekend's Inver Grove Heights Days Parade.SEE ALSO: Minnesota House members vote to drug test themselves As you can see at the top of this post, Brian and Katrina Leonida, parents of three kids, gave KARE 11 one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Reuben Ramcharit, 19, charged with groping woman while on the clock at Cub Foods

    Last Wednesday afternoon, a 22-year-old woman called police and reported that she'd been groped earlier that day in the parking lot of Cub Foods' Stillwater location.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann doesn't want the TSA groping your junk An analysis of security footage indicated that the groper was 19-yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Supervalu laying off more than one-third of the 1,500 employees at Eden Prairie headquarters

    Just a week after selling off four grocery store chains, Supervalu announced it will be eliminating 1,100 corporate jobs nationwide, including 600 in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Minnesota gained more jobs in last six months than any half-year since Reagan's heydayAccording to Fox 9's Paul Blume, 575 of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Erwin Lingitz sues after he's arrested for allegedly stealing free samples from Cub Foods

    Nearly three years after he was roughed up and arrested for allegedly swiping free samples from the White Bear Township Cub Foods, 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $375,000 in damages.SEE ALSO: Camera unlawfully taken by Ramsey County deputy: "If I end up on YouTube, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Cub Foods tests eco-friendly bags made from crustaceans

    Following a model that has worked well for Lund's, Byerly's, Target, and Rainbow Foods, Supervalu Inc.-owned Cub Foods is now focusing on expanding its reusable bag program. Cub says the goals for the program, over the next few years, are to use more recycled material in its bags, make sure the bags ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2012

    CeCe McDonald murder trial

    Behind the scenes of the transgender woman's case

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Chicken and Waffles-flavored syrup available in April

    ​Maybe you hadn't quite hit coffee-drinking age, or perhaps you were just very fond of artificial peach flavoring, but if you remember feeling impossibly fancy ordering a creamy French soda or lightly effervescent Italian soda at whatever coffee shop happened to be closest to your junior high, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    "Pink slime" no longer sold at Eden Prairie-based Supervalu family of stores

    ​Like Jamie Oliver, the Anoka-Hennepin county school district, and any character in The Real Ghostbusters, we've been following the trail of slime, specifically "pink slime," or ammonia-exposed beef filler that federal authorities still attest meets food safety standards, which has been making its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Looking for Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream? Here's where to find it

    Yael GrauerBen & Jerry's popular limited-edition flavor is a best-seller​Finding Schweddy Balls in the Twin Cities ain't easy, as the popular Ben & Jerry's limited-edition flavor has been flying off shelves. If you've been curious to try it, here's where you can pick up a pint in the Twin Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Good Samaritan shoots, kills man robbing and beating old woman

    When the man witnessed the violent crime, he pulled his own gun and chased the mugger.​Last night in the span of just a few minutes, Minneapolis police received two 911 calls. The first told them that a man was robbing and pistol-whipping an elderly woman in the parking lot of a south Minneapolis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Cub Foods settles lawsuit with cleaning workers

    Cub Foods will no longer have to deal with CTUL.​Cub Foods has settled a lawsuit with the labor union that's been hounding them for the past year. CTUL, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (The Center of Workers United in Struggle) represented a number of cleaning workers demanding better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Have you seen these suspected Champlin thieves? [PICTURES]

    These two bought food, then stole a gun.​Champlin Police are asking for the public's help in trying to identify a local couple who are suspected of stealing a number of things out of a vehicle in a Cub Foods parking lot. A handgun is among the items stolen from the vehicle.It's been nearly a month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Cub Foods workers take protest to Supervalu shareholders meeting

    CTUL.Protesters say they're doing more work for less money.​It's been nearly two months since a group of disgruntled Cub Foods workers ended a 12-day hunger strike, and they say nothing has been done to improve working conditions. That same crew of workers is staging a protest today at an Edina s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Supervalu responds to protest at shareholders meeting

    CTUL.Supervalu says the protesters have unfairly targeted Cub Foods.​Tuesday morning, a group of workers protested outside a shareholders meeting for Supervalu, the parent company of Cub Foods. It was the latest in what has become a long series of similar demonstrations, some held at Cub Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Burger roundup: Two restaurants, four patties, zero cows

    For National Hamburger Month: A taste test of non-beef burgers at Hell's Kitchen and Uncle Frankie'sTo celebrate Hamburger Month, the Hot Dish has been sampling various burgers around Minneapolis.  We've tested black bean burgers on the West Bank and veggie burgers on Lyndale Avenue. In this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Cub Foods cleaning workers on day five of hunger strike

    CTULMario Colloly Torres, one of the hunger strikers​It has now been five days since Cub Foods cleaning workers began their hunger strike to protest low pay and what they say are unsafe and degrading working conditions. "Over the last 10 years, our wages have been dropping," says Mario Collol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Tornado assistance today: Project Connect

    Tony WebsterNeed assistance? Buses are running to a special event at the Minneapolis Convention Center today run by the city and county.​Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials have established a one-day tornado assistance center aimed at helping families knocked sideways by Sunday's tornad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    Minneapolis tornado kills one person, rips up homes. Curfew in effect

    Tony WebsterThe storm uprooted this massive tree in North Minneapolis.​Parts of of North Minneapolis looked like a war zone by Sunday evening after a tornado touched down inside city limits, killed one person, injured more than 30, damaged about 100 homes and snapped trees like they were tooth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Protesters assaulted by Cub Foods security guard [VIDEO]

    YouTubeTalk too loud in Cub Foods, you're asking for a headlock.​A group peacefully protesting what they call union-busting activities by Cub Foods' cleaning service got way more than they bargained for Tuesday night, including face-fulls of pepper spray. A security guard at the Cub Foods on Lake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Local, organic or conventional strawberries: Which is sweetest?

    ​Local strawberries just started appearing at The Wedge Community Co-op this week, and the website for the St. Paul Farmers Market says strawberries should be in stock this weekend. We here at Hot Dish decided to do a little taste test: What's the difference between local sustainable, organic, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Walmart vs. Cub: Which is better? A Battle of the Midway

    ​You may have heard that the Cub Foods and Walmart stores in St. Paul's Midway area, which face each other across a common parking lot, are engaged in a nasty corporate catfight. According to a Pioneer Press story this week, Cub's parent company, Supervalu, based in Eden Prairie, has sued Walm ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Frogtown Fitness

    A back alley on the highway to health

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Drunk-driving mom blows .40--with kid in car

    Grocery shopper warns police as the woman and son leave the store.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Apple Valley woman sues over minced ginger

    An Apple Valley woman blames United Noodles, Cub Foods, and Supervalu for cuts she got from a jar of minced ginger.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Nathan's hot dog eating contest comes to Mpls.

    Our regional qualifying round takes place next week to determine which iron-gutted Midwesterner will compete at Coney Island on July 4th.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    LEED certification not just for co-op shoppers

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    Cub Foods brings an eco-friendly store to the Phalen neighborhood

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Cub Goes Green

    leed.jpg A new Cub Foods store in St. Paul is set to earn the environmentally friendly LEED Gold certification.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    9/23 Morning Must Reads

    Tuesday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Where to buy the mysterious mangosteen

    A few years ago, while traveling in Thailand, I discovered the world's greatest living fruit--the mangosteen--the only thing delicious enough to make me forget ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    In Praise of Rainbow Foods

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    Sometimes the best way to get a handle on what's going on in a neighborhood is to go grocery shopping.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Govt stifles growth of local food

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    Farmer Jack Hedin of Featherstone Farms in Rushford recently published a New York Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Swipe the card, not the information, please

    Last week, the Minnesota House unanimously voted to pass the Plastic Security Act (HF1758), meaning in the future, when you charge something potentially embarrassing at Sex World or mundane like orange juice at Cub Foods, those retailers could be prohibited from storing info kept on your credit card ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    You Are Where You Eat

    What your choice of grocery stores says about who you are

  • Restaurants

    October 25, 2006

    What a Country!

    Where can a good comrade go to find caviar in a one-pound tub?

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2005

    Musta Been "Mess With the Intern Day"

    Cub Foods climber asks Midwestern newspapers to detail rivals' advertising spending The online version of the publishing industry bible Editor & Publisher today carried a short story detailing what appears to be the stupidest summer internship assignment ever: In an extraordinary e-mail sent Tuesd ... More >>

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    Not in Service

    Will the Met Council's proposed solution to a $60-million funding shortfall end bus service as we know it?

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Bring Back the Buses

    For Chrissakes... Milwaukee's got public transit. (Omaha, too.)

  • Restaurants

    March 24, 2004

    Widening the Wine Aisle

    A reader worries that the sale of wine in grocery stores will kill funky Mom-'n'-Pop shops, but Dara disagrees

  • Arts

    February 20, 2002

    Starship Troupers

    With its sci-fi epic 'Terminus,' the anarchic Bedlam Theater builds the mothership of all puppets

  • Restaurants

    March 1, 2000
  • Books

    February 17, 1999

    Hot Wheels

    Farm implement, barbecue grill, delivery truck: Meet the real American sport utility vehicle

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Minnesota Groan

    With "Minnesota Grown" vouchers, many immigrants can't buy staples such as bread and rice, certain ethnic foods, or, sometimes, even a common apple.

  • Feature

    October 29, 1997

    Every Day Is Halloween

    Skeleton Crew: The scary monsters in charge of Circus Berserkus: A Carnival of Spirits.

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Mall or Nothing

    The MCDA may be backing off the proposed co-op site at the corner of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue.

  • News

    March 5, 1997
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