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August 21, 2013 10:30 PM
MarJenna McWilliam, a 20-year-old college student from Winger, Minn., representing Polk County, was crowned the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 21.
August 21, 2013 3:07 PM
Throughout the 2013 Nebraska State Fair, August 23 through Labor Day, it will be easy for fair-goers to notice Nebraska’s dairy presence. New this year will be an expanded display connected to the milking parlor and dedicated to dairy.
August 08, 2013 12:23 PM
This year is a momentous one for Minnesota’s dairy farming families at the State Fair, as the industry celebrates 60 years of the iconic Princess Kay of the Milky Way, and features longtime favorites like the Milk Run 5K, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand and the Dairy Goodness Bar.
29th Annual Minnesota State Fair 5K Milk Run Blends Healthy Activity with a Celebration of Minnesota’s Dairy Industry Aug. 25
August 08, 2013 11:55 AM
Many people don’t put “healthy” and “Minnesota State Fair” in the same sentence, but that can’t be said of the 1,500 runners who’ll be participating in the 29th annual 5K Milk Run on Sunday morning, August 25 (7:45 a.m.; Blue Ribbon Picnic Area).
August 08, 2013 10:38 AM
This year, Minnesota’s dairy industry will kick off the great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating a very special milestone: the coronation of 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, August 21, reigning Princess Kay Christine Reitsma of Sauk Centre, representing Stearns County, will pass her crown on to one of 12 county dairy princesses vying for the title.
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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, Allen Merrill; front row: Ken Herbranson, Dan Grunhovd.
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