The day before Thanksgiving means big business for several local businesses. Dec. 23 is actually the busiest day of the year at Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park, but Thanksgiving Eve is a very close second.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the nation’s top turkey producer is coming up a little short. Butterball, based out of North Carolina, told retailers that orders for fresh 16-pound turkeys and larger have been cut in half. The shortage is nationwide. Woody Hunt, manager of Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park, says 40 years ago, Butterball was like the “Cadillac of turkeys.” “Everybody wanted a Butterball, and if you didn’t have a Butterball on your table you couldn’t brag to your neighbors that you had the best turkey,” Hunt said.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the 24-year-old Georgia woman found dead in a trunk last month died as a result of “homicide by unspecified means.” The medical examiner confirmed the body was that of Klaressa Lorayne Cook, of Gaynesville, Ga.
A man, previously indicted for murdering a St. Paul teen and stashing her body in the trunk of a car, is now a suspect in a similar murder of a 24-year-old woman, according to police.
A Twin Cities grocery chain is cutting a popular rewards program. Saturday will be the last day that Rainbow Foods customers can take advantage of their “Fuelperks” cards.
A 9-year-old boy is dead after being shot at random as he rode in a minivan with his mother Monday night. The alleged shooter is now in the Washington County Jail.
One man is in custody after randomly firing a handgun at multiple locations in Oakdale Monday night, killing a 9-year-old child and injuring two others.
Plymouth Police say a man is in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself inside a Rainbow Foods Sunday afternoon.
You’ve probably heard of extreme couponing — people saving hundreds of dollars by combining multiple offers. Well on Wednesday, that trend hit the Twin Cities in a big way.
Do people using coupons save money, or do they end up buying items they don’t really need?
Police in Brooklyn Park are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing a bank in Brooklyn Park.
The Plymouth Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the man who used a handgun to rob a Guaranty Bank inside a Plymouth, Minn. Rainbow Foods Friday.
The Ramsey County attorney is urging Roundy’s Supermarkets to reconsider its firing of a St. Paul grocery store manager who said he suffered emotional distress after he was stabbed by a customer.
A grocery worker was hospitalized after a customer stabbed him in the chest at a St. Paul store.
Lots of people are running errands before Saturday’s big storm hits. Grocery stores, liquor stores and gas stations were all jam-packed Friday with people preparing for the storm.