Frozen Food Company Recalls Pork, Chicken Products

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The Agriculture Department said in a release issued Friday that Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. of Burnsville produced the products between Oct…

St. Louis Restored Prairie in Bloom but Faces Threats

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — A restored St. Louis prairie of native grasses and flowers is in bloom, but the nature reserve’s conservation is threatened by inaction and invasive plants. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that biologists discovered the 25-acre prairie hidden at Calvary Cemetery in the 1990s, protected from agricultural development. Erin Shank is an urban…

Former Columbia School Official Admits to St. Louis Thefts

CHESTERFIELD, MO (AP) — The former chief financial officer at Columbia Public Schools has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from band boosters at a suburban St. Louis high school. The Columbia Daily-Tribune reports that Anna Munson pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County District Court to receiving stolen property. Charging documents say she began making…