Keith Weber Promoted To IT Manager at Valley Queen
Keith Weber has been promoted to the new position of Information Technology Department Manager at Valley Queen Cheese Factory. Keith has been the company’s IT administrator for the past 17 years and has been instrumental in modernizing Valley Queen’s IT infrastructure and services to match the company’s growing dairy... Read more
Dave Page of Whetstone Valley Electric Reviews Storm Outages
Dave Page, general manager of the Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, summarized the power outages that occurred during the storm on March 14, and the restoration efforts that followed. Page said, “Shortly after noon on Thursday, March 14, Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative members began experiencing blinks and short outages as... Read more
St. Lawrence School Raises $14,765 During Raffle
St. Lawrence School raised $14,765 during the 2019 Catholic Schools Raffle. Beginning January 11, students of St. Lawrence and 88 other parochial schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas sold five-dollar raffle tickets for prizes valued at over $40,000. Prizes included a new 2019 Chevy Trax SUV, vacation and travel... Read more
USDA to Pay Farmers for Livestock Losses
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) that provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP... Read more
Valley Queen Invests $1.6 Million in Stock Profit Sharing Plan
The Valley Queen Board of Directors has approved an investment of $1.6 million into the Valley Queen Company Stock Profit Sharing Plan & Trust. The plan, which was created in 2017 and unveiled to employees in March of 2018, contributes company stock to eligible employees’ retirement accounts, making employees... Read more
MHS Debaters Chosen as Alternates for National Tournament
The Milbank Debate Team participated in the National Qualifier Student Congress Tournament in Sioux Falls on March 5. According to MHS Head Debate Coach Caitlyn Oien, “Claire Mischel was voted an Outstanding Speaker and is a first alternate for the national tournament. Lars Andersen received an Outstanding Speaker Award... Read more
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10
Spring. You might not be thinking spring as you look out the window today, but it’s that time of the year again. Time to spring forward. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m. Most clocks turn back automatically if they are part of an electronic device.... Read more
BREAKING: Superintendent Tim Graf Resigns
Superintendent Tim Graf announced today he is resigning his position as superintendent of the Milbank School District. Graf will move to Harrisburg, South Dakota and assume the duties of superintendent there effective July 1. Longtime Harrisburg superintendent Jim Holbeck will retire at the end of the school year. Graf... Read more
BREAKING: Headline Band Announced for Lake Farley Country Concert
Tyler Farr will headline the Farley Fest country concert this summer. The concert sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce is booked for Saturday, August 3. Tickets to the concert are on sale now. General admission is $37.50 – bring your own chair or blanket. VIP tickets are... Read more
Minnwest Bank Launches Women in Agriculture Series on International Women’s Day
Minnwest Bank launched its Women in Agriculture blog series today, March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019. The series features articles from interviews with women at work every day in agronomy, genetic plant science, education, nonprofit groups, crop production, and agricultural lending. “Our goal is to, not only... Read more