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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur For $765M

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.

6 hours ago

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General Mills Pledges 28-Percent Cut In Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2025

A Twin Cities food giant is attracting world attention not for what it puts on tables, but into the air.

08/31/2015

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General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal For Greenhouse Gas Cuts

General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.

08/30/2015

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General Mills Recalls Cascadian Farm Frozen Green Beans

Golden Valley-based General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Cascadian Farm recall is for 10-ounce bags with ‘Better If Used By’ dates between April 10 and April 11, 2016.

08/27/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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General Mills Plans To Close A Facility In Illinois

General Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility.

07/16/2015

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General Mills Rolling Out Healthy Snack Line

General Mills is rolling out a new menu of grab-and-go foods for the summer, all with a spin on healthier options.

07/14/2015

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General Mills Plans Major Move Toward Cage-Free Eggs

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

07/07/2015

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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.

07/01/2015

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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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