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Candyland Sues Over Use Of ‘Chicago Mix’ Name

A battle is brewing over a popular mix of flavored popcorn, pitting David against Goliath. In fact, it just might take a U.S. District Court lawsuit to determine if several national name-brand snack makers are ignoring a protected trademark.

08/20/2014

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Five Healthy Foods For Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.

07/11/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Brian & Jane Nelson’s Classic Popcorn Truck

It’s an odd combination of hobbies: making popcorn and restoring classic cars. But the two loves shared by one couple are now on display every Saturday at the Anoka Classic Car Show. The journey getting there is what makes Brian and Jane Nelson “Minnesotans to Meet.”

07/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Angie’s BoomChickaPop

Inside a non-descript industrial building in Mankato, a snack that’s thousands of years old is getting a new look. Angie and Dan Bastian started popping kettle corn as a couple in 2001. “It’s amazing when you think about we started all of this by hand, we popped by hand, we bagged by hand, we did everything by hand,” Angie said.

05/03/2014

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Obama Pardons Turkeys As Part Of Annual Rite

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2013

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Should You Switch To A Gluten-Free Diet?

It isn’t terribly difficult these days to find gluten-free products on store shelves. People with celiac disease need to get gluten completely out of their diets, but there are still others who are simply gluten intolerant.

07/08/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Microwave Popcorn & R.T. Rybak

Some of the Good Questions you send in deal with big issues. Others, we answer on Friday nights. So, WCCO-TV’s Jason DeRusha hits Reply All to a good question about science and another about government.

12/28/2012

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Entrepreneur Leaves Behind Popcorn With A Purpose

Six months ago, Minnesota lost one of its great female entrepreneurs to breast cancer, and her story hasn’t been told publicly until now.

10/10/2012

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Raw Popcorn Prices Up, But Will It Cost More At The Movies?

Movie lovers, listen up. Next time you sit down to watch a flick on the couch, that tub of popcorn could be pricey.

09/05/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Olympic Medals, Flies & Popcorn

Curt in Andover asked: How much gold is in the Olympic gold medal? The gold in London is almost all silver. The International Olympic Committee requires there to be at least 6 grams of gold in a gold medal. The London medals are enormous. So they’re only 1.34 percent gold, 6 percent copper, almost 93 percent silver.

08/10/2012

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How Healthy Foods Can Help You Get A Deep Sleep

Are you not getting enough sleep and looking for something other than pills to help you get some rest at night? Experts say instead of sleep aids, try snacking on some healthy foods before bed that promote a deep sleep.

06/25/2012

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