Updated: 05/12/2014 4:25 PM
Created: 05/12/2014 4:17 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
A national commercial for a Northland company hit the airwaves Monday. Locally Laid was competing for an ad during the Super Bowl, but it turns out second place isn't too bad.
The company got a 30-second commercial that will air over the next five weeks. It was produced in California on a set using stunt chickens that were in a movie.
"When you look at the potential of where this can go and what this might mean for not just local food, but Locally Laid, it's kind of fun," Co-owner Jason Amundsen said.
Ideally, Amundsen said the TV commercial will create interest in Locally Laid. They're hoping to partner with farmers all over the nation and are already breaking into the Chicago and Indiana markets.
"We're opening three new farms in Minnesota this summer and early fall," Amundsen said. "We hope to open up a lot more."
Amundsen said he plans to have seven or eight new partners by the end of the year. That will help stock restaurants with local products like the Duluth Grill.
"I think it's great," Duluth Grill Co-owner Tom Hanson said. "I think they're bringing a marketing aspect to organic products."
The Duluth Grill has a dish almost completely made with ingredients from Wrenshall.
"The pasty is kind of recognizing the farmers of Wrenshall," Hanson said.
The Locally Laid co-owners said the commercial would not be possible without community support. You can see the entire commercial by clicking here.
Scannell Case in Jury's Hands
The case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is now in the hands of a jury after closing arguments took place Thursday afternoon. The jury began deliberations at just after 5 p.m. and will not be sequestered if they don't reach a verdict this evening.
Wisconsin Makes Minnesota Offer on Tax Reciprocity
The neighboring states have been unable to reach a deal since a 40-year agreement expired in 2009. An agreement would simplify income taxes for the roughly 80,000 who live in one state and work in the other.
Minn. DNR Increases Target Wolf Harvest
The Minnesota DNR is increasing the target harvest for this fall's wolf hunt from 250 to 280. The DNR says the latest population survey estimates that there were 2,423 wolves living in Minnesota this past winter, which is 212 more animals than estimated the previous winter.
Update: Teen Killed in Douglas Co. Crash
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a Lake Nebagamon teenager was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon. 15-year-old Seth N. Stariha, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene.
U of M Reaches Milestone with Ash River Neutrino Detector
The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.