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USDA Orders Farms To Report Pig Virus Infections

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up in the U.S. last May, with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina being hit hardest. The disease has been blamed for recent increases in bacon and pork prices. Farmers have struggled to control the virus, because little is known about how it spreads and there is not yet a federally approved vaccine.

04/18/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Wake-Up Call

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection features bacon, which who’s going to argue against bacon for brunch?

01/17/2014

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Chefs Compete For Best Bacon Creation

Bacon is not just for breakfast anymore. People make everything from bacon wontons, to bacon bourbon, to even bacon candy bits.

05/11/2013

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Everything’s Better With Bacon

Finally products available for lovers of smoked pig . April Fools!

04/01/2013

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Gridiron Grub: Big Apple Burgers

You don’t have to live in the Big Apple to enjoy the immense taste of it. Even if the Giants aren’t your team, Big Apple Burgers will taste great to fans from all regions.

10/12/2012

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High Corn Prices Could Make Bacon More Expensive

A shortage down on the farm could lead to a price spike for a popular breakfast-time staple. This summer’s record drought has hurt many crops like corn. And pigs eat corn, making them more expensive to raise.

09/26/2012

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Best Double-Duty Tailgating Foods In Minnesota

Keep your tailgating menu interesting with these staples that serve double-duty purposes.

09/15/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Did Someone Say Bacon?

When it comes to tailgating, grilling is a must. As a simple crowd pleaser, kabobs have infinite variations. This version combines a rich, smoky and sweet bourbon glaze with the sweet-tart flavor of pineapples and […]

09/05/2012

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Eden Prairie Family Celebrates Last Football Breakfast

An Eden Prairie family hosted its last big breakfast bash for high school football players Friday before the family’s eldest son graduates.

06/03/2011

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Bite Of Minnesota: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Years ago, while vacationing in Las Vegas, I discovered Vosges chocolates. Unable to afford most of their truffles at the time, I bought the more affordable Mo’s Bacon Bar and fell in love with the milky chocolate and salty bits of bacon.

04/05/2011