Category: Food

Maple Syrup Bottles Photo Credit: Kenny Johnson

Family Sticks Together Through Syrup

With the temperatures warming up fast here in the Granite City – that means the end of the syrup season for many different producers throughout Minnesota. The process relies on both cold and warm weather to freeze and thaw the trees…however a local syrup ranch is still pumping out gallons of syrup before the end of the season. UTVS News […]

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Launches New Concept in Minneapolis

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Launches New Concept in Minneapolis

A new Taqueria concept from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Texas-based Baja-style restaurant, will open its first new location in Minneapolis, MN. The Taqueria includes everything fans of the franchise already love, it will just offer a slightly reduced menu to support a new to-go focused footprint. “As real estate opportunities became available over the last year, we realized we didn’t […]

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Apple orchards open for season

Apple orchards open for season

Apple orchards in central Minnesota have finally opened for the season. Although COVID-19 restrictions have changed a couple of aspects of Collegeville Orchards, business is still as usual. UTVS Reporter Kenny Johnson has the story on how one local orchard is operating during the tricky times of 2020. Check out the video below for the full story.  

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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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