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August 19, 2014 4:47 PM
Next week, Minnesota's dairy industry will kick off the great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating the coronation of the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, August 20, reigning Princess Kay MarJenna McWilliam of Winger, representing Polk County, will pass her crown on to one of 12 county dairy princesses vying for the title. Additionally, Governor Mark Dayton will be in attendance to proclaim August 20, 2014 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Day.
August 19, 2014 4:21 PM
The All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand, owned by Minnesota's dairy farm families, celebrates its 60th year at the Minnesota State Fair, as the industry crowns a new Princess Kay of the Milky Way and encourages fair-goers to participate in the Great American Milk Drive to help provide fresh milk to local food shelves.
August 19, 2014 4:01 PM
The 1,500 runners who’ll participate in the 30th annual 5K Milk Run on Sunday morning, August 24 (7:45 a.m.; West Dan Patch south of the new West End Market), have an extra reason to be excited about the Minnesota State Fair. They’ll be getting exercise and a chance to refuel from the run with chocolate milk.
August 18, 2014 2:22 PM
In 1955, milk was a dime and served from a five-gallon can in a tent on Machinery Hill. Sixty years later, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand is still quenching fair-goers’ thirsts and providing what is arguably the best deal at the Minnesota State Fair.
August 15, 2014 4:57 PM
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Mike Kruger is CEO of Midwest Dairy Association, the dairy checkoff organization representing and funded by 20 percent of the nation’s dairy farmers.
Jerry Messer of Beaver Creek Ranch farms in Richardton, North Dakota with three of his brothers: Mark, Greg and Scott and their spouses.
Corporate Board officers for Midwest Dairy Association are,
from left to right, back row: Jerry Messer, Bill Siebenborn, Allen Merrill;
front row: Kent Herbranson, Dan Grunhovd
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