The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says dairy products can help people lose weight, but some nutrition experts dispute such claims, and a consumer protection lawyer says the board's claims qualify as "deceptive" under Wisconsin law.
St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts
Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.
Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus
According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.
Walz prepared to 'immediately extradite' Mall of America shooting suspects
The men were arrested in Chicago.
Late cancellation of music festival leaves bad blood in Two Harbors
The cancellation announcement says the promoter walked away from the gig after being harassed by some local residents.
Fatal crash shuts down southbound I-35 north of Twin Cities
A massive backup has built in wake of the fatal crash.
Prolific speeder charged in crash that killed woman, 75, in Plymouth
The man has seven speeding tickets dating back to 2019.
Hunt for suspect who broke into apartment, fatally stabbed man
The homicide is the 57th to happen this year in the city.
Event center planned for 129-year-old Grain Belt building in Minneapolis
From beer tasting room to ballroom.
Iron Range lawmaker David Tomassoni dies from ALS at 69
He served in the Senate for 22 years.
How to save money at the Minnesota State Fair this year
The fair released its money-saving tips Thursday, including on parking, admission and entertainment.
Threat of 'potential overdoses' among youths prompts Motel 6 raid
Rochester police says fentanyl pills were among the items seized.
Boyd Huppert, Twin Cities TV stations among Murrow Award winners
The KARE 11 personality known for his 'Land of 10,000 Stories' feature was among the national winners.
Wisconsin dairy group removes weight-loss claims from website
The state-supervised dairy board is backing away from claims that milk and other dairy products can help people lose weight after some experts said the claims were deceptive.
Wisconsin dairy cows set new state record; production falls in Minnesota
Milk production in the dairy state jumped less than 1 percent from 2010, but that was still enough to set a new state record. The Winona Daily News says Wisconsin cows accounted for 1 out of every 8 gallons of milk in the United States. Minnesota, meanwhile, saw dairy production dip about 2 percent.
Labor board rejects claim by Crystal Sugar workers
The board says American Crystal offered several contracts before the lockout that made significant strides towards a compromise with the workers' union. The union plans to appeal the board's ruling.
Wisconsin dairy calves hit hardest by heat wave
More than 1,000 dairy calves throughout the Midwest have died during the past two-three weeks as a result of heat stress, officials said Friday. Half of the more than two dozen herds of dairy cows struck by the heat stress deaths are in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin board asks for more time to review recall petitions
The Government Accountability Board says it needs the extension because of the large number of petitions filed to recall Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans. The law requires the board to verify the 1.9 million signatures in 31 days. Channel 3000 reports the board says it needs at least 60 days. A hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Beverage milk sales hit lowest level in nearly 30 years, cost of cow feed soars
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last year's beverage milk sales fell to the lowest level since 1984. One expert blames the drop on consumers shifting toward bottled water, tea and sports drinks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says yogurt consumption is up 400 percent from 30 years ago. Cheese sales are also up.
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