Minnesota is the eighth best state for business, according to the 2013 version of Forbes' annual ranking. That's up from 20th last year and represents the biggest jump of any state.SEE ALSO: What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internForbes writes that Minnesota's jump comes " ... More >>
Earlier this year, a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial couple generated a lot of racist blowback and serious discussion. But a more recent spot for the General Mills cereal is so tacky, it's hard to take seriously.SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65 The ad, ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak better be banking his sleep hours now. When marriage equality becomes the law, just after midnight on August 1, the Minneapolis mayor will perform 40 weddings for same sex couples. Of course, it isn't a real party without some cake. General Mills has announced that they will be dona ... More >>
This weekend, rainbows will be everywhere -- from clothes and flags to signs and more. Lots of things under the sun (and rain, if the forecast is correct) will be sporting the good ol' ROYGBIV spectrum in support of Twin Cities Pride... that includes some pretty sweet stuff. We collected some of the ... More >>
With 2012 in its waning days and the world apparently not at an end, it's time to sift through the nearly 2,000 City Pages Blotter posts published this year in order to take a look at the top stories.This top 10 list is based loosely on our traffic numbers, with added consideration given to stories ... More >>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to donate $10 million of his personal fortune to political causes, including gay marriage ballot initiatives, around the country by election day. Yesterday, that pledge came to Minnesota.See Also:- Watch Chris Kluwe debate a chair streaming live tonigh ... More >>
Zeus Jones, a Lyn-Lake-based marketing and branding agency, has devised a unique way to show solidarity with the "For All" rights cause -- free "Vote No" wedding bands.SEE ALSO: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard features Michele Bachmann [PHOTO]"It's about applying the skills we have to stuff we' ... More >>
It's a packed Week in Food, with a wine-tasting club, Festa Italiana on Harriet Island, and a lesson in Argentine cooking. Luckily it's all spread out over the week, so if you're dedicated, there's no reason not to hit up each and every one. 9/18 Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't b ... More >>
:: UPDATE :: Michael Leisner died in his car while his kids played tennisSEE ALSO:-- Man tries to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]-- The General Mills Cheerios-burning protester is Michael Leisner, 65-- Michael Leisner fired from job over General Mills protest-- Michael Leisner under criminal investig ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protestor, dead at 65Michael Leisner likely suffered a heart attack in his car before he was found dead on Saturday, said pastor Dwight Denyes of Minneapolis' Emmanuel Christian Center. Leisner's funeral will take place at Emmanuel this week. ... More >>
THE LEISNER FILES:-- General Mills protest: Homophobe megafails while trying to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]-- The General Mills Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe is Michael Leisner, 65-- Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning homophobe, fired from job over General Mills protestThe news just keeps get ... More >>
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The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
Canned cranberries: They're worse than you thinkIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>
Hangin' with Cheech, Chong and Martha?Have you ever seen the pot-friendly duo mentioned in the same headline as Martha Stewart? Well, it's no typo as this week in Hot Dish had highs (get it?) and lows including those vastly different characters. In addition, several other good headlines hit the b ... More >>
General MillsFiber One: Not the kind of "magic brownies" Cheech and Chong usually eat.Cheech and Chong are back! The vintage stoner duo is starring in a short flick used to promote General Mills Fiber One 90-calorie brownies. The Business Journal reports that the term "magic brownies" came ... More >>
Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>
Nu Val helps shoppers trade up to more nutritious choices.We all know that food marketers like to stretch the truth, so we shouldn't be surprised that a cereal billed as Total nutrition scored only 29 points out of 100 on the new NuVal--nutritional value--system. A Yale doctor, with the hel ... More >>
Minneapolis Public Schools let the cat out of the bag last week about a major donation from Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, Target, but the size of the donation and its purposes were a bit vague. Today, MPS fleshed out some of the details. A $13 million package will be phased in over thre ... More >>
mmtzjr69outBankroll the haters and the hated will think twice about taking your money.The National Conference on LGBT Equality is in town this week at the Minneapolis Hilton, running a series of lectures and workshops for equality activists. All the big local corporations have hopped on boar ... More >>
Andy LienOn the boulevard of burgeoning dreamsOn West Broadway a new business venture is fostering foodie dreams and hope for a revitalized neighborhood. On November 11 the Kindred Kitchen officially opened as a community resource for people hoping to begin or grow their own food businesses ... More >>
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