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Minnesota State Fair
September 4, 2016
Fair frenzy: Minnesota State Fair sets daily attendance record
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—If you attended the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Saturday, you were one of a record number of people to walk through...
September 4, 2016 - 10:12pm
August 28, 2016
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
ST. PAUL—When the puck drops for Minnesota Wild games at the Xcel Energy Center this season, fans can sip on wine from Alexandria's Carlos...
August 28, 2016 - 9:48pm
August 25, 2016
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—With his green-striped jacket and his jaunty straw hat, Fairchild the gopher is a bouncy, furry representative of...
August 25, 2016 - 8:49pm
August 22, 2016
State Fair prepping for poultry after last year's ban
ST. PAUL—Mariah Huberty's prized chickens missed the Minnesota State Fair last year because of the avian flu outbreak. But the ban on live-fowl...
August 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 18, 2016
Minnesota State Fair reveals plans for expansion
With arctic air gripping the region, the Minnesota State Fair seems a long way off. But fair officials are already planning for a sequel to the...
January 18, 2016 - 11:34pm
August 31, 2015
Black Lives Matter chant ‘disgusting,’ St. Paul police leader says
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement groups are criticizing a chant during the Black Lives Matter St. Paul march to the Minnesota State Fair, saying it promotes death to officers, something the organizer disputes. A 19-second video posted on Twitter shows marchers chanting, “Pigs in a...
August 31, 2015 - 11:18pm
Minnesota State Fair pulls a Bill Cosby portrait made with ‘rapeseed’
ST. PAUL — It took Nick Rindo just a few hours to throw together a crop art portrait of Bill Cosby. The medium: canola seeds — a variant...
August 31, 2015 - 11:16pm
August 27, 2015
Math on a stick joins state fair treats
FALCON HEIGHTS — Something does not add up here: Math on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair? Fried candy bars on a stick? Sure. Twinkies...
August 27, 2015 - 11:59pm
Black Lives Matter says State Fair booth isn’t theirs
FALCON HEIGHTS — The leader of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul says a booth at the Minnesota State Fair is not affiliated with his organization and will not stop the group from marching on Snelling Avenue and protesting outside the Fairgrounds on Saturday. Rashad Turner, organizer...
August 27, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 7, 2015
Picturing the Fair: This year’s commemorative image finds a new angle on an annual tradition
ST. PAUL — This year’s Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art was inspired by a new feature and an old artifact. Adam Turman’s original screen print was unveiled last week at the State Fairgrounds. The image is a glimpse of the Fair as viewed through the historic streetcar...
June 7, 2015 - 11:12pm
August 24, 2014
Remembering past State Fair fads
One year it was the square yardstick. Is a square yardstick better than a flat one? That’s not important. What was important at the Minnesota...
August 24, 2014 - 11:34pm
August 20, 2014
Active farmer: He keeps Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns real (and rural)
GLENWOOD CITY, Wis. — After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside...
August 20, 2014 - 11:06pm
August 22, 2013
It’s cool to be Princess Kay of the Milky Way
FALCON HEIGHTS — A young northwestern Minnesota woman received a chilly and warm reception Thursday, hours after receiving the coveted...
August 22, 2013 - 11:26pm
May 20, 2013
Finalists named for 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way
ST. JOSEPH —This year’s finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event this past weekend for county dairy princesses in St. Joseph. Each of the 12...
May 20, 2013 - 8:59am
August 31, 2012
From NY Life to Farmer's Wife blog: Headed to the State Fair
August 31, 2012 - 8:51am