The rules are designed to help organic producers meet consumer expectations and ensure the integrity of the USDA organic seal as the industry has grown rapidly.

USDA Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Rules for Eggs, Meat

Target Lowers 4Q Profit and Sales Outlook

Wal-Mart to Add About 10,000 Retail Jobs in the US

Owners of The Vanilla Bean to Open New Restaurant
New logo for the newest restaurant opening up in Duluth

Signup Underway for Milk Settlement in Wis. and Mich.
Wisconsin and Michigan residents who bought milk between 2003 and the present are eligible to make a claim in a legal settlement.

EPA Investigates Whether Fiat Chrysler Software Defeats Pollution Controls

Ford Adds 816,000 Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recall
Ford to recall models of Mustang, Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Ranger, Edge,  Mercury Milan and the Ford GT due to air bag inflator recall.

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Paper or Plastic? Answers about Proposal from Bag it Duluth

Texas Company Recalls Chicken Product Due to Mislabeling

Nod to Nostalgia: Duluth ICO Station Pumps Gas for Customers

Taco Bell to Offer Fried Chicken Taco Shell
Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa will be available beginning Jan. 26.

Thunder Bay Walmart Stores End Feud with Visa

Starbucks Hopes a Grab-and-Go Egg Snack Will Help Food Sales
Macy's to Close Iconic Downtown Minneapolis Store
US Auto Sales Neared Record Highs in 2016
Two Duluth Staples Closed for Business
Nearly a dozen more supermarkets are set to open in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area next year.
Nearly a Dozen More Twin Cities Supermarkets to Open in 2017
Mall Fights Send Post-Holiday Shoppers Scrambling for Exits
Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues.
Toy Sellers and Makers Offer More Options for Autistic Kids
A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July.
Midwest Buying Spree Lifted US New-home Sales in November

Tech Bytes: Google Maps for Parking, 900 Billion App Hours in 2016

Tech Bytes: Flame-Resistant Lithium Battery, Too Easy Passwords
Tech Bytes: Wireless Carriers Prep for Inauguration, PBS Launches Kids Network
Tech Bytes: Amazon Hiring Surge, Phishing Scheme Targets Netflix Customers
Tech Bytes: Free WiFi on JetBlue, Facebook Live for Computers
Tech Bytes: Slumping Tablet Sales, High-Tech Monopoly Symbols

Free Diabetes Prevention Classes Underway in Twin Ports Area

CVS Generic Competitor to EpiPen, Sold at a 6th the Price
US Warns of Unusual Cybersecurity Flaw in Heart Devices
MNsure Signups Hit Record High as Premiums Spike
It's All Good: Any Exercise Cuts Risk of Death, Study Finds
Minn. Official Urges Vaccinations as Flu Season Ramps Up
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved an interim rate increase for Minnesota Power.

Regulators Approve Interim Rate Increase for Minnesota Power

Minnesota regulators have approved an interim rate increase for Minnesota Power, though the increase will not be as large as the company had originally sought. The Public Utilities Commission approved an interim rate increase of 5.6 percent at a hearing Thursday.

Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Information from 1B Accounts

FDA Denies Bid to Drop Some Warnings from Tobacco Pouches

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-Cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Cuisinart Recalls 8M Food Processors; Broken Blades Reported

Delta Will Upgrade Free Snacks in the Economy-Fare Cabin

Christmas, Hanukkah Decorations Trend Fancy and Upside Down

Tech Companies Move to Target Terrorist Propaganda Online

'12 Days of Christmas' Now Costs $34,363

Senate Takes Aim at 'Bots' that Snap Up Concert Seats

Keetac Steelworkers Begin Returning to Work

Essar Global Responds to Lawsuit

Essar Steel Minnesota Sues Essar Global, Affiliates, and Former CEO

Legislator Wants to Lift Wisconsin Mining Moratorium

A bill to be introduced at the Wisconsin Capitol would repeal a mining moratorium that's been in place since 1998.
30 Missing in Central Italy Avalanche that Buries Hotel

Iran Says 30 Firefighters Killed in Collapse of High-Rise

FBI Investigating Threats to Jewish Centers

So Long From White House: Obama Aims Final Messages at Trump

George HW Bush, Barbara, to Remain in Hospital Overnight

Death Toll in Mali Suicide Blast Rises to More than 50