Target to begin testing grocery-delivery service

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Mark Reilly at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports the Minneapolis-based retailer will begin testing a grocery-delivery service soon: “[Chief Marketing Officer Jeff] Jones made his comments during Target’s annual vendors summit, during which CEO Brian Cornell talked about the need for support from suppliers to help Target’s reinvention efforts. That’s a talk Target, which has put more emphasis on less-traditional grocery products, has been having with vendors for months now.

Reilly also shares a Wall St. Journal story on Wayzata-based Cargill planning to “significantly increase its business in Mexico in the coming years, with $170 million in direct investment and billions of dollars in financing or crop purchases from farmers there.”

Stephen Montemayor at the Star Tribune relays a strange case of a fatal motorcycle crash in Lakeville turning into a case of mistaken identity: “Barely two hours after learning that one of his best friends, Trevor Zens, had died in a predawn motorcycle crash, Nick Best sent him a farewell text message … What happened next drained the color from Best’s face. Zens wasn’t dead. In fact, he was about to go to bat at a Saturday morning softball game in Crystal when he received Best’s message and texted him back.”

Allen Costantini at KARE-TV interviews a fifth victim of the white SUV driver throwing cement bricks at bicyclists in south Minneapolis: “I was going home, just like normal, and I went to move around a parked car as I was biking home on the right-hand side and a truck was coming at me from the opposite direction, a white truck. As soon as I was in between the parked car and his truck, he swerved towards me and then he threw a rock at me, the size of a brick.” The victim, a St. Olaf College student, suffered a broken clavicle and spent two weeks in an arm sling.

Paul Walsh at the Star Tribune reports John D. Rock Jr. of Shakopee pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection to the Great Pedal Pub Squirt Gun Ambush of 2015: “Rock was fined $300, ordered to pay restitution of $395 to the Pedal Pub proprietor and also has a stayed 45-day jail sentence hanging over his head for one year. ‘It was a dumb mistake intended for fun, and the rest of the world thought otherwise,’ Rock said Wednesday.

Rounding out our hazardous transit coverage, Michael Rietmulder at City Pages reports Twin Cities folk-rock artist Haley Bonar was rear-ended by a texting teen. Bonar, shaken up, with a sore neck and a headache, had this reaction: “You could ruin your life and somebody else’s in one second by doing that. Maybe it scared her, even though she didn’t pull over. In my mind she’s a jerk, but maybe she felt horrified and maybe she’ll think twice about doing it again.

In other news…

Breakfast of Participant Ribbon holders: General Mills teams with Fulton Brewery to create a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen. [AdWeek]

Soon to be a Syfy channel movie: A 57 ½ inch muskie was caught on Lake Vermilion as part of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail. [KSTP]

Former Minneapolis emergency preparedness chief Rocco Forte accused of sexual misconduct. [Star Tribune]

Minimum wage increase no big deal at Stillwater cafe. [NewsCut]

Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park & Nature Reserve drained in search for missing man. [KARE]

The Daily Walker: Gov. Scott Walker says Hillary Clinton would be ‘Deceiver in Chief.’ [WCCO]

Alleged shoplifter takes limousine to, from a Rochester business. [Post-Bulletin]

From “Little House” to the U.S. House? Television star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. [MPR]

Cicada-killer wasps have invaded several Hutchinson city parks. [Crow River Media]

The Minnesota Zoo‘s new male Malayan tapir calf made his public debut today:

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Harris Goldstein on 08/12/2015 - 06:25 pm.

    Wheaties / Fulton

    A “jumping the shark” move by Fulton. Unfortunate.

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