The annual Cochon 555 tour is making its second trip to Minneapolis on Sunday, February 21, when one of five distinguished local chefs will be sent along to the national heritage-pig cooking contest.
The Great Sandwich Face Off has four Minneapolis restaurants competing to see which has the best gourmet grinder while also raising money for Second Harvest Heartland.
On the heels of a debate in Minneapolis over whether the city should require employers to offer paid sick leave, neighboring St. Paul is also taking up the issue. Mayor Chris Coleman made the announcement this week, saying the public and an appointed task force would be called upon to help shape a possible citywide mandate.
A few years ago, the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota was the new Wild West, and Marcus Jundt was Doc Holiday. But now that oil is trading below $28 a barrel, Bakken is more like the Dust Bowl, and Jundt is watching the tumbleweed blow by.
Though not against the idea of workers earning paid sick time, per se, many employers are worried about another layer of regulations on top of those already enforced at federal and state levels.