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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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Mother Accused Of Picking Son Up While Drunk

A Minnesota mother has been charged after allegedly being drunk when she picked up her son from school.

01/13/2012

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Finding Minnesota: 834 Nativity Scenes

You know the story of Mary, who had to stay in a manger because there was no room at the inn. Now we have the story of Helen, who’s running out of room at home — because it’s overflowing with mangers.

12/18/2011

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Hormel Institute Planning $27 Million Expansion

The Hormel Institute is planning a $27 million expansion that will double its size and staff in Austin.

10/26/2011

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Austin Police Arrest Teen After Cousin Was Burned

Austin police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly smeared hand sanitizer on his 7-year-old cousin’s back and lit him on fire.

08/18/2011

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Send-Off Is Set In Austin For 159 Minn. Soldiers

A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.

08/18/2011

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