One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM ... More >>
-- Original post published at noon on July 8; update at bottom --Around 8:30 p.m. last night, surveillance footage captured a vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the Walmart in Forest Lake and stopping just in front of the store's entrance. The trunk opened.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. P ... More >>
As Michigan's House of Representatives debated and eventually passed two right-to-work bills reducing the power of organized labor today, people turned to Twitter for the latest analysis and developments.SEE ALSO:-- Target defends Thanksgiving opening: "There are more volunteers than shifts to fill" ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Target allegedly union busting by closing Valley Stream store closed ahead of unionization vote-- Target will halt sale of sandblasted jeans for ethical reasons-- Target employees petition retailer to "save Thanksgiving"Think Wal-Mart is the low price leader? Think again. It doesn't get ... More >>
Two criminals who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase after escaping a correctional facility in Wisconsin and kidnapping an elderly woman are still on the loose, and they could be in Minnesota. The escaped inmates are James Cody Misleveck, 18, and James R. Newman, 29, and they have exte ... More >>
Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>
Second Harvest HeartlandGrocers give food to the hungry that would otherwise go to waste. MPR's series on hunger in Minnesota recently looked into food waste and reported that the state throws away nearly 715 million pounds of food every year. Wow. Considering the average person eats about fi ... More >>
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
Photo: Rick HarrisAttention Wal-Mart shoppers, there's a Scrooge in your midst.The post-Thanksgiving retail orgy always produces at least one shameful story of human idiocy. Our winner comes from -- where else? -- Wisconsin, where some Scrooge put a damper on 100-year-old Lois Speelman's holi ... More >>
Photo: Reiko ArashiOne Wisconsin boy lived the plush life.Jennifer Hanson was shopping with her 9-year-old son at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie, Wis., when she noticed that the boy was missing. With an eerie similarity to Woody's exploits in "Toy Story," he'd already wriggled up into a claw-game ... More >>
Martino!'s/flickrHappy Friday! This week the writers at Hot Dish have been working hard to make sure you are up to date on the food scene. Here are a few of our favorite things, in case you missed them:~ The ever fascinating Sven Sundgaard talks to Monica Wright about his choice of eats.~Cub take ... More >>
When Charles A. Avey's wife told police he had attacked her with a hammer, Avey thought he needed revenge. So he took his 14-year-old stepson to the Germantown, Wis. Wal-Mart and strangled him to death with a necktie. Now he will sit in prison for the rest of his life. Avey, 38, was sentenced ... More >>
Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.
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Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer
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Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.