The Feds are trying to hold Medtronic's feet to the fire for its shady, shady tax moves (as we outlined in last week's cover story), but it appears nothing will stop the company from moving overseas to avoid paying higher taxes in the United States. The controversy stems from Medtronic's proposed ... More >>
Cheese makers from America's Dairyland brought back a haul of awards from the recent American Cheese Society awards, held in Sacramento, California earlier this summer. In dozens of categories -- such as "Rindless blue-veined, made from goat's milk" and "aged cheddar, aged over 48 months, all milks" ... More >>
Medical cannabis is quickly becoming a lucrative business in Minnesota, with potential manufacturers and consulting companies wanting to get in on the action. But one group -- lawyers -- is being locked out of the market so far by their own code of ethics, and they're trying to get it fixed as soon ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal broke news that Medtronic, Minnesota's eighth-largest company, is cutting 40 local jobs. That development comes less than a month after Gov. Mark Dayton said Medtronic CEO Omark Ishrak personally assured him his company plans to create 1,000 new j ... More >>
Minnesota's eighth-largest company is relocating overseas. The New York Times views the move through the lens of federal tax policy and the taxes Medtronic can avoid paying by leaving America, while the company itself cites more benevolent reasons, like access to European markets.In any event, the n ... More >>
Former Republican House Minority Leader and failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert didn't win his party's endorsement to run for governor this year, but he, along with two other candidates, plans to battle the endorsed candidate, Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson, in a primary.So ... More >>
Rabbit, take those kids' Trix
The Association of Food Journalists named the finalists in its prestigious AFJ Awards yesterday and City Pages was among the honored.City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen are finalists for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues" for their cover story, "Milk Money."
Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the walls of the big-food industry? Well, that's something local industry-insider-turned-author Bruce Bradley knows a little about. Bradley, who lives in Minneapolis, has spent over 15 years working as a marketing executive for some of the biggest food com ... More >>
The St. Croix Chocolate Company has been supplying the river valley with artisan chocolates since 2010. But located somewhat outside the usual foodie sphere of influence, seasonally inspired chocolates with flavors like violet, pear caramel, or wildflower honey initially raised some eyeb ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported that General Mills is cutting 850 jobs even though the company expects a profitable 2012. Add Medtronic to the list of big businesses laying off employees despite growing profits. The company, which reported a 28-percent increase in earnings and 3 percent growth in revenu ... More >>
Al wants to know what Apple knows.Al Franken pounced on Apple yesterday in a Senate hearing on privacy and mobile devices. Franken had summoned Apple executives as well as representatives from Google and others to discuss the companies' privacy policies. Specifically, Franken wanted to tal ... More >>
Al Franken wants a word or two with Steve JobsSen. Al Franken appears to have taken a bite out of Apple. Stung by bad PR, angry customers and the promise of Senate hearings chaired by Franken, the computer maker says it has released an update to iPhones to cut back on the amount of time the ... More >>
Rogue Chocolatier70% cacao, 100% deliciousIf you enjoy high-quality chocolate that's made locally, here's your opportunity to stock up on the best of the best. To celebrate winning the Good Food Award, Rogue Chocolatier is offering free shipping on all web orders over $20 for the remainder of ... More >>
Beware of gangsters bent on saving the auto industryMichele Bachmann has found a suitably attention-grabbing moniker for the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House: "Gangster government." And at various points in the past few weeks, she's drawn fire from the likes of everyone from Bi ... More >>
One more ticket on what now appears to be a never-ending ride of personal and professional ruin.
The company that makes Oreos, Triscuits, and Mac & Cheese welcomed a lot more chocolate into the fold this week.
Thinking about running the big one this coming year? Better decide by February.
Another local business is slated to close its doors. Premier Cheese Market's last day of business will be Dec. 6.
Little Debbie's giving away cupcakes. Like, lots and lots of cupcakes.
A Brooklyn Center man is suing Medtronic, claiming they defamed him by using his image for a prostate treatment ad without his permission.
Local food website relaunches with more resources for local food lovers.
Media unites: Doesn't the FDA have something better to do than go after Cheerios?
Beer sales were down in fourth quarter. Or are we just drinking more PBR?
Medtronic employs 38,000 people worldwide, about 8,000 of them in Minnesota.
More often than not, criollo cacao is a mixture of genetic strains.
Lunds/Byerly's and Kemp's recall peanut butter products.
Facebook has agreed to shut down Scrabulous for American and Canadian users. The application ceased functioning this morn ... More >>
Part two of our guide to the best cheeses of the Twin Cities—ever
How a Minnesota magazine became the bible of generation Xbox
Premier Cheese Market adds new life to the old milk scene
Medtronic is spending $100 million to jumpstart lagging defibrillator sales
For Minnesota politicians, ethanol is the classic no-brainer issue. You are either pro-ethanol or don't want to get re-elected. For Minnesota environmentalists, it is a more complicated matter. While everyone with any green in their blood agrees on the need to develop alternative fuels, ethanol rema ... More >>
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>
General Mills gets a crash course in global spin
Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it
He's been thrown out of court on his ear, but Roger Conant is still railing about the legal fees from the tobacco settlement
Millions of tobacco-industry documents find a home in the crammed back rooms of the Depot