George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted “the best” on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And what better to get your loved one on this special day that hand-dipped chocolates and candies? WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus decided to do just that!
Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said. The illnesses and deaths have been linked to consumption of caramel apples. Health officials warned consumers in December to avoid all prepackaged caramel apples after the deaths and illnesses in 11 states were reported.
In one of Minnesota’s smallest towns is a small company that’s suddenly getting huge amounts of attention — after a close encounter with one of the world’s most famous people. Annie B’s Candy Company in Kellogg, population 456, has been turning out small batches of buttery caramels for decades.Justin and Amanda Henke have owned the operation for about two years.
Oprah tasted, tested, sniffed, touched, and more — how else would she discover her favorite things? This year, her list of items includes a treat from a Minnesota candy company.
As those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there’s one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
We know two bad things about candy for sure: it’s basically sugar, which causes tooth decay, and its empty calories can lead to obesity. But really, how bad is it for kids to chow down on their bounty of Halloween candy? Deb Sheats is the director of the dietetic program at St. Catherine’s University.
Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy sales, and National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to top more than $2.5 billion dollars.
St. Paul’s Summit Avenue will definitely be in the Halloween spirit Thursday evening during the annual candy giveaway at the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. Mark Dayton will not be there, but volunteers will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kids decked out in costume can get bite-sized Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls or a mini pumpkin to take home. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night at 1006 Summit Ave.
Halloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.
A Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems “overweight,” warning them about their health.
There’s a haunted house under construction in St. Paul that’s expecting about 600 to 800 trick-or-treaters. The beautiful house on Summit Avenue — located near the St. Paul Cathedral — is also a home for men recovering from addiction.
Here are six great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Rogers, Minn. leads the list as the best place to raise kids. Five Minneapolis neighborhoods follow because they should provide the most candy with the least walking and greater safety according to Zillow.com. They are Fulton, Lynnhurst, Linden Hills, Tangletown and Cedar-Isles-Dean.
Minneapolis police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl says a man tried to lure her with candy.
A St. Paul icon is opening its doors to the public for the first time in more than 50 years. The Pearson’s Candy Company’s factory along West 7th Street has been virtually unchanged since it started production there in 1959.
A St. Louis Park father has been sentenced for aiming an AK-47 at group of children he thought had stolen Halloween candy from one of his children.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, you can bet a lot of people will be gifted some sweet treats. But are sugary snacks really the best gifts to give?
A father has pleaded guilty to aiming an assault rifle at group of children he thought had stolen Halloween candy from one of his children.
It took 60 years, but a Minnesota man finally has his free candy bars.
There is now a safety alert out for those laundry detergent packets we warned you about Monday night.
Halloween is supposed to be about trick-or-treaters dressed up in scary costumes. But according to police, 44-year-old Orrin Hager provided a pretty big scare of his own.
Tonight, a lot of little kids will dress up and head out to trick-or-treat, and come home with a big bag of candy. We know all of that sugar isn’t great for anyone, but not all of those treats are created equal.
This Halloween, take a healthier approach by offering something tasty with a nutritional benefit.