Stores Anticipating Price Hike Following Bird Flu OutbreakWith so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.
N. Dakota Gas Prices Continue Decline But Rise Expected SoonThe average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in North Dakota has dropped further below $2, but prices are expected to start going in the opposite direction soon.
Shoppers Stock Up On Last Minute Thanksgiving ItemsShoppers looking for last-minute staples for Thanksgiving dinner waited in long lines across the metro Wednesday. Crystal resident Chase Johnson spent most of his childhood shopping at Almsted's.
Gas Prices Continue To DeclineIf you're heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That's down from $3.49 one year ago.
Distilleries Can't Keep Up With Whiskey DemandTen years ago, it seemed everyone was drinking vodka. Now, whiskey is all the rage. But the popularity comes with a price. From scotch to bourbon, whiskey has become a hip drink again and people want the good stuff.
Memorial Day Cookouts May Be Costly As Meat Prices IncreaseCookouts may be a little bit more expensive this Memorial Day. With the holiday weekend coming up it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate, but you may want to skip the cookouts this year as the price of meat is going up.
Buy Coffee From Small Shops Or The Grocery? Expect A Price HikeYour morning cup of coffee could soon get more expensive. Wholesale coffee prices have shot up to a two-year high. A drought in Brazil is partly to blame, as a third of the world's coffee is grown there.
Good Question: How Is Food Tax Decided?Right now, Papa Murphy's is fighting a push to tax its take-and-bake pizza. The pizza is not considered "prepared" food, so it's exempt. Looking at your grocery receipt to see what's taxed often doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So how is food tax decided? Heather Brown takes a close look at this Good Question.
Midwest Propane Prices Rise As Cold Snap Holds OnSeveral states in the upper Midwest are dealing with significantly higher prices for propane because of a supply problem caused by a late harvest, persistent very cold temperatures and the temporary shutdown of a major supply pipeline.
Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it's a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.
Horse Owners Pinched As Hay Prices More Than DoubleThis winter could be particularly difficult for Minnesota horse owners after drought and disease have led to a shortage of hay. That makes it extra expensive for owners, and animal rescue groups are saddling up for a tough road ahead. It's all due to alfalfa crops not faring well in the last year.