Sylvia Burgos Toftness was raised in the third-story walk-up of a brick tenement building in the South Bronx. In the early 1970s, she moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where she worked as a television reporter for three years. She then transitioned to public relations, where she remained 40 years, 20 of w ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a Minnesota farmer and his 212 dead cows, which might have impacted the way we interact with government employees. The justices met on April 18 to consider whether Greg Herden of Gully could sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture for neglige ... More >>
MNGOPers aren't happy with a DFL-led proposal to build a new $90 million Senate office building near the Capitol, with Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, going as far as to tell us, "what the Senate leadership did could potentially be illegal."THE BACKSTORY: MNGOP Sen. Fischbach on Senate build ... More >>
While microbreweries have boomed in Minnesota, entrepreneurs and drinkers state-wide have been slower to get into another craft craze: spirits. Now, thanks to a 2011 law change and a host of passionate micro-distillers, Minnesota is about to catch up.Our cover story this week looks at what to expect ... More >>
Every Thursday, ice cream lovers in the know log onto their computers and hope that it's their week to get lucky. Once a week FrozBroz Ice Cream holds a contest to give away two of their precious pints of ice cream. Made with fresh cream and local eggs, each pint is crafted into a wonderful dense sc ... More >>
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The Minnesota State Fair begins today, and among its more than 300 food vendors and 450 edible snacks will be Ole's Cannoli, a brand-new food stand in Heritage Square run by the mother-daughter team of Pam Olson and Marta Lindsey, two self-described "fair nerds" who say that opening a food stand at ... More >>
‚Äč50 Cent attacks Lil Wayne on a new track, "Love, Hate, Love," which also takes a swipe at former G-Unit member Game.Fiddy has long been known for his takedown tracks -- he became famous with "How to Rob," which took on just about every rapper in the game, and famously feuded with Ja Rule.Sure, a ... More >>
Is it a health drink? An alcoholic beverage? It depends on who you ask.
Accused of practicing medicine without a license, he says he only prescribed good nutrition
Photo: banspyThe anniversary of Timothy McVeigh's terrorist attack in Oklahoma City has come and gone without incident, but Peter Dziuk is being held in the Hennepin County jail this morning after being charged with making terroristic threats bearing an erie similarity to McVeigh's plot. The ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.
Pork shoulders are bought directly from Fischer Farms and Hidden Stream Farms
St. Paul slaughterhouse lets you watch as your dinner is butchered
A small-town mayor with big-city ambitions sets off a major brouhaha in Harris
Critics say Target undercuts organic growers by pretending to be one of them
Minnesota beef industries falls on lean times
How a little-known political consultant from Iowa is beating back the menace of public education, one school referendum at a time
Taste-testing the best real dry-aged steaks for sale locally reveals a lucky, lucky, steaky, steaky metropolitan area
Minneapolis butcher bridges the gap between local, sustainable agriculture and hopeful home cooks
Pawlenty talks green, but will he pay the tab?
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
Churning out creamy goodness in Hope, Minnesota
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
The University of Minnesota's genetic research on wild rice goes against the grain
A lone inventor claims Ecolab is waging a dirty fight over clean poultry
At the University of Minnesota's farm school, discord blooms over budget cuts and the biotech bonanza
Samir Abumayyaleh says he tried to get Minneapolis cops to crack down on drug dealing around his shop. He never figured they'd target him.
The farm crisis was supposed to be over a decade agowhen the TV crews packed up and the celebrities went home. But in places like Renville County, farmers have been harvesting hard times ever since.
It should be remembered that the first plant Saddam used to make chemical weapons was built by the American multinational Bechtel with money supplied by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
On two farms in Iowa, preservationists are fighting a battle against the disappearance of countless plant and animal breeds. If they lose, the costs to the planet could be incalculable.
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas