This is the last day Twin Cities shoppers can buy groceries at nine Rainbow Foods stores in the metro. The grocery stores closing Tuesday are not part of the 18-store deal Rainbow made in May with a group of buyers.
Roundy’s has negotiated a deal to sell 18 Rainbow Foods stores in Minnesota. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods, has been working with other grocery chains to buy these stores. The deal also includes 13 Rainbow pharmacies and three Rainbow liquor stores in the state.
A grocery store war in the Twin Cities is claiming two more casualties. The Rainbow Foods in Columbia Heights closed Wednesday and the Rainbow store in Brooklyn Park will close on Feb. 16.
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.