The Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day, Sept. 7. While its roots go back to 1855, this will be the fair’s 130th anniversary on its current site in Falcon Heights. The fair’s oldest attraction, the Ye Old Mill water ride, turns 100 this year. Here are things to know for the 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together:
Most kids are now enjoying summer break, but for some without school lunch, they’ll miss out on getting milk. June is National Dairy Month and the Great American Milk Drive is firing up.
Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, March 6, 2015.
Shoppers looking for last-minute staples for Thanksgiving dinner waited in long lines across the metro Wednesday. Crystal resident Chase Johnson spent most of his childhood shopping at Almsted’s.
We’ve long heard that drinking milk can help our bones and overall health. But a new study out Thursday morning says drinking lots of milk could actually be bad for you.
Pronto Pup versus corn dog? White milk versus chocolate? Those are just a few of the things you wanted to know about this week.
You may have noticed higher prices at the grocery store, and you can blame the extreme weather. Unfortunately, analysts believe prices will only go higher.
When it comes to milk, Americans are drinking much less than we used to. According to USDA statistics, we drank 0.96 cups of milk a day in 1970. By 2010, that dropped to 0.61 cups.
The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it’s a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.
Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer.
Janet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. “When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows — we now milk 128 every morning and every night,” Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.
On his Benton County dairy farm, Rob Beauchamp now grows only crops, not cows. He was forced to sell off his 92-head of Holsteins when their milk output dropped significantly.
Minnesota health and agriculture officials say at least six illnesses are linked to raw dairy products from a Cambridge area farm.
A new trend in viral videos has St. Paul police concerned — it’s called Gallon Smashing.
If the players weren’t quite battling it out during the Super Bowl, the ads certainly were.
Consider it a gift that’s coming in a little late: the lowest gas prices we’ve seen in nearly two years.
It looks like milk prices won’t be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.
A new study shows there should be a limit to how much milk children drink.
It seems like we’re all in the grocery store this time of year. And most of us buy a few store brands.
Traffic is flowing Saturday morning on I-35 in Forest Lake after a semi accident shut it down for multiple hours on Friday night.
Milk production continues to improve in Wisconsin, where dairy producers increased their output by 2 percent.
The trial of a farmer accused of selling raw milk, which was supposed to get underway Monday morning in Hennepin County, has been postponed one week.
Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.
“Got milk?” is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic.