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Rally Falls Short As Minnesota Season Ends 78-64

Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional.

03/24/2013

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Spam Sales Help Boost Hormel 1Q Net Income

Hormel Foods Corp. said Thursday its net income edged up as higher sales of Spam and Hormel chili and other products helped offset higher costs for grain and for commodity costs in its Jennie-O Turkey segment.

02/21/2013

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Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle’s Law

A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.

02/17/2013

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Officials: Homicide Suspect Was Victim’s Son

Authorities say a man who died in a crash following a police chase killed his elderly father in Austin before the pursuit began.

02/02/2013

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Lunch Meat Maker Hormel Orders Up Skippy Sandwich

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.

01/03/2013

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Hormel Foods Buying Skippy For About $700 Million

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million.

01/03/2013

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Wander Minnesota: A Guide to December

Minnesota is pretty festival-friendly all year long, but December is more jam-packed than any other month. Here are just a few of the events taking place around the state (outside of the metro area) by the end of 2012.

11/30/2012

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Hormel Gives Back To Its Employees

Hormel Foods handed out hundreds of bonus checks to employees at its Austin plant on Thursday as a way to say thank you for their hard work.

11/23/2012

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Spam Sales Strong, Hormel 4Q Profit Rises

Continued strong sales of Spam and Jennie-O products helped Hormel Foods as its net income climbed 13 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter. The Austin, Minn., company also increased its annual dividend by 13 percent to 68 cents per share.

11/20/2012

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‘Drunk Acting’ Raccoon Bites 3-Year-Old Austin Girl

A Minnesota 3-year-old got quite the scare Thursday when a raccoon attacked her at her Austin home.

10/26/2012

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Suspected White Supremacist Sentenced On Weapons Charge

A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing an assault rifle.

09/05/2012

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Motorcycle Crash

One person is dead and another was injured after a motorcycle lost control in Fillmore County.

09/02/2012

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Minn. Felon Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

06/06/2012

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2 Killed, 1 Injured After Rollover In Southern Minn.

Two men died after the car they were in rolled over early Saturday morning south of Austin, Minn., authorities said.

02/25/2012

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Hormel Ending Tight Confinement For Pregnant Pigs

The Humane Society of the United States is welcoming a statement from Hormel Foods Corp. that its company-owned farms are phasing out the use of small metal crates for confining pregnant hogs by the end of 2017.

02/02/2012

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