Minnesotans love their summer festivals. It makes sense. This is a horrifically cold and awful place to live (It's true. Admit it. Give up the ghost. Winter is awful) most of the year, so we try to cram as much fun as we can into our two habitable months. This sense of urgency might also explain why ... More >>
In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>
If you're the type of person who refuses to eat ice cream that you have to pay for, you're in luck. Tomorrow, April 3, in celebration of 34 years of providing Americans ice cream with funny names, Ben & Jerry's will be holding a free cone day!
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Rogue ChocolatierMaster chocolatier and his creations move out east in springThis might come as a shocking news to local chocolate lovers: Rogue Chocolatier and its sole proprietor, Colin Gasko, plans to move the whole operation to central Massachusetts in April, according to the Heavy Table. ... More >>
Today is the amazing, once-a-year day when Ben & Jerry's hands out free ice cream cones. Get in line early.
It's claiming violations of the Federal Trademark Act and deceptive trade practices, and accusing the organization of cybersquatting.
You have between now and 8 p.m. to stand in a really long line for your free scoop. Let's use the internet to make the process more efficient.
Grab your ice cream bibs, round up a gang of friends and flex those tongue muscles. It's almost Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's.
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As if this weekend's fill of kids in funny costumes and Harry Potter parking lots weren't enough, here's one more way to celebrate the release of HP and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry & the Potters are a brotherly duo from Somerville, Massachusetts who write pop songs about three-headed dogs, the Dark ... More >>
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