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.
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.
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.
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.
A Minnesota 3-year-old got quite the scare Thursday when a raccoon attacked her at her Austin home.
A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing an assault rifle.
One person is dead and another was injured after a motorcycle lost control in Fillmore County.
A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.
Two men died after the car they were in rolled over early Saturday morning south of Austin, Minn., authorities said.
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.
A Minnesota mother has been charged after allegedly being drunk when she picked up her son from school.
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.
The Hormel Institute is planning a $27 million expansion that will double its size and staff in Austin.
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.
A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.