Minnesota State Fair Opens Annual 12-Day Run ThursdayThe 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:
Donate To The Great American Milk DriveMost 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.
4 Things To Know: Jimmy Carter Visit, Harrison Ford's Crash Landing & MoreHere’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, March 6, 2015.
Shoppers Stock Up On Last Minute Thanksgiving ItemsShoppers 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.
Study: Drinking Lots Of Milk Might Not Be Good For YouWe'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.
Good Questions: Minnesota State Fair Edition Pronto Pup versus corn dog? White milk versus chocolate? Those are just a few of the things you wanted to know about this week.
Food Prices Climbing After Frigid, Relentless Winter 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.
Good Question: Why Are We Drinking Less Milk? 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.
Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?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.
Scientists Help Wis. Farmers Create Greener DairiesCows 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.
MN Dairy Farmers Adjust To Declining Milk ConsumptionJanet 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.
‘Stray Voltage’ Blamed For Dairy Cows’ Poor Milk OutputOn 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.