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General Mills: Lucky Charms To Go Gluten-Free

Lucky Charms is going gluten-free, General Mills announced Wednesday. The company says the move is possible because of changes they made to their cereal production facilities, which allows five varieties of Cheerios to be gluten-free.

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General Mills To Slash Up To 725 Jobs

General Mills expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

06/25/2015

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General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

General Mills announced Monday that it’s dropping artificial colors and flavors from more of its cereals.

06/22/2015

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Police Investigate How Cocaine Pack Ended Up In Granola Bar

San Antonio police are investigating how a packet of cocaine ended up inside a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar.

05/07/2015

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Good Questions: Yogurt, Boat Wrap, Wind

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you why yogurt gathers a bit of water on top, what happens to all those winter boat wraps, and why those springtime winds tend to die down at night.

05/01/2015

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Forbes Ranks University Of Minnesota Among Nation’s Top Employers

The University of Minnesota has been named one of the top employers in the nation. The list by Forbes consists of 500 employers out of 200,000 companies nationwide. They ranked the U of M as the 10th best in education and 65th best overall.

04/03/2015

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General Mills Completes Plan To Cut About 800 Jobs

General Mills says that it has completed a plan to eliminate about 800 positions. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods also reported mixed results for its fiscal third quarter as a stronger dollar pressured sales.

03/18/2015

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Green Giant Might Be Waving Goodbye To Minn.

The iconic Jolly Green Giant may soon be moving out of Minnesota. General Mills isn’t commenting publicly on the matter, but a source told Reuters it’s looking to sell the widely-recognized brand as early as this summer.

03/11/2015

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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General Mills Announces Cheerios Will Be Gluten-Free

Golden Valley-based General Mills just announced they’re going to start making Cheerios gluten free. General Mills announced Wednesday that Cheerios are made of oats, which they say are naturally gluten-free.

02/12/2015

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General Mills Tops 2Q Profit Forecasts

General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Wednesday reported earnings of $346.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 56 cents per share.

12/17/2014

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French Toast Crunch Returns As Cereal Sales Slide

General Mills is bringing back popular ’90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales.

12/08/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee’s Podcasts from Friday!

10/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee JOHN HINES In For Dave 10-1-14

Miss something from a HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News? Click the link above to hear John Hines Fleetwood Mac Concert Review and more…….

10/01/2014

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General Mills Plans To Cut About 700 To 800 Jobs

General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it’s trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company wrestles with a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company expects about $135 million to $160 million in restructuring charges.

10/01/2014

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General Mills Misses Wall Street 1Q Forecasts

General Mills Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $345.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 55 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, were 61 cents per share.

09/17/2014

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General Mills Buying Mac And Cheese Maker Annie’s

Packaged food giant General Mills is buying Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, adding to its natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change. General Mills Inc., the company behind Pillsbury dough, Progresso soups, Yoplait yogurts and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, is trying to cut cost and has tweaked its recipes as sales stagnate.

09/08/2014

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General Mills’ Recipe For Higher Sales: Add Fiber, Cinnamon

General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed “better for you” cookies to boost the performance of its brands, which include Pillsbury dough, Betty Crocker baking mixes and Progresso soups.

07/09/2014

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General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & Otherwise

Gluten-Free, high-protein and “total indulgence”, those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills’ newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.

07/08/2014

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University Of Minnesota Food Scientist Dies

A University of Minnesota food scientist has died, nine days after he was pulled from a private pool during a Memorial Day gathering in St. Louis Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Friday that 48-year-old Koushik Seetharaman died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain. Doctors believe he suffered a cardiac arrest in the pool.

06/07/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Toys

The fun factor is pretty high at the exhibit that just opened at the Minnesota History Center: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s (or as a History Center staffer put it, “From the Cold War to Star Wars”).

05/27/2014

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Talking Points: General Mills Reverses Lawsuit Change

It is rare that big business news breaks on a Saturday night before a holiday. But that is what happened at 10 p.m. last night when General Mills chose to announce it was reversing a days-old policy, in which the company tried to get consumers to give up their right to sue.

04/20/2014

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General Mills Reverses Its No Lawsuit Policy

A Minnesota company drew a firestorm of criticism for changing their legal terms. So now, they’re changing them back.

04/20/2014

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Cheerios Get No Lift From GMO Switch

Plain old Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients, but the switch hasn’t yet translated to a boost in sales. General Mills, the company that makes the cereal, in January announced it would start making its plain Cheerios without GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.

03/19/2014

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Rough Winter Hurts General Mills 3Q Sales

Rough winter weather took a bite out of General Mills’ fiscal third-quarter sales, and the cereal maker’s results missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Betty Crocker products said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 3 percent.

03/19/2014

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