Category: Food

Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Many meatpacking companies that have been struggling to stay open during the coronavirus are welcoming Trumps order for them to remain open, but not all of their employees share the same sentiment as the plants. “They are so thrilled,” Trump said after getting off a call with meatpacking executives. “They’re so happy. They’re all gung-ho, and we solved their problems.” […]

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New Guidelines for Re-Opening Buildings and Facilities in St. Cloud

New Guidelines for Re-Opening Buildings and Facilities in St. Cloud

A new executive order from Gov. Tim Walz allows non-customer facing businesses to reopen if they have a COVID19 Preparedness Plan in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines reminding business owners that their water systems should be flushed before re-opening buildings and facilities after the prolonged shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions When a building has been […]

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Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Wise Guys Pizza Finding Success, Local Gas Station Taking a Hit Businesses around the nation are being shut down due to coronavirus. For some, business is completely on hold, and for others, they are thriving through everyone moving online and needing their product or service more than before. For Todd Steffen, owning a gas station and car wash in Centerville, […]

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More than 250,000 Minnesotans to receive emergency food aid

More than 250,000 Minnesotans to receive emergency food aid

(UTVS) Many Minnesotans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will soon receive additional funding through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. About $55 million in emergency SNAP aid will come to the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding will help nearly 134,000 households with more than 250,000 residents. In a press release Human Services Commissioner […]

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How COVID-19 Could Impact Local Minnesota Farmers

How COVID-19 Could Impact Local Minnesota Farmers

  Since the outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way that we live, and how we are able to move about our daily lives. You might have noticed that there are certain items missing on the shelves of your local stores. I had the pleasure of being able to interview Commissioner Thom Petersen of the Department of Agriculture. Since the […]

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WIC Foods in Limited Supply: Minnesotans Urged Not to Choose WIC Products

WIC Foods in Limited Supply: Minnesotans Urged Not to Choose WIC Products

(Minnesota)- Moms struggle to feed children through WIC vouchers as shelves are wiped clean by shoppers concerned about COVID-19.   What is ‘WIC’? While walking around in the grocery store, you may have noticed ‘WIC’ labeled on some of the price tags. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children program; a program designed to help low-income families with nutrition and […]

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MN School Milk Grants

MN School Milk Grants

30 Minnesota schools and Early Education Programs will be receiving grants to serve additional dairy products. The Department of Agriculture awarded more than $50,000 in a grant funding the 30 schools milk coolers. The grant recipients will be part of the first round of milk cooler grants awarded. The second round of funding is open until April 4th for organizations […]

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Schwan’s Home Delivery Sold to South Korea Company for $1.8 Billion

Schwan’s Home Delivery Sold to South Korea Company for $1.8 Billion

(BLOOMINGTON,MINN)UTVS- The deep-rooted Minnesota food distributor, Schwan’s Co, was bought by South Korea’s largest food company. The company known for home deliveries was bought by CJ Cheiljedang for $1.8 billion dollars. Cheiljedang will hold 80% stake in Schwan’s and will control all businesses that serve restaurants, grocery stores and other retailers. The other 20% of the stake will remain with […]

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Iowa Replacing Corn Production With Soybean

Iowa Replacing Corn Production With Soybean

The state of corn may be becoming the state of soybeans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Iowa has more farmers intending to plant soybean then corn this year. Which is a first in 35 years, last reported in 1983. The cost in producing corn is more expensive in than the cost of soybean production due to the need […]

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Food Drive Kicker

On Friday, March 24 Pioneer Place will be hosting their Pack the Porches food drive. Pioneer place will be accepting cash and food from 7AM-1PM, with all proceeds going to Catholic Charities food shelf. This year Pioneer place has partnered with two other locations to accept donations. This year you can make you donation at pioneer place, at St. Cloud […]

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