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Minnesota State Fair

September 5, 2017
This is our first time here; we did our ride on the gondola and she ate a 18-inch corn dog," said Aaron Scherer, center, of St. Cloud, who carries his daughter, Wednesday, 5, on his shoulders as they thread their way through the crowds on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Wednesday is carrying a back scratcher. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
Minnesota State Fair breaks attendance record again
September 5, 2017 - 4:18pm
August 25, 2017
Bryce Langevin, 10, left enjoys lunch with his brother, Elliott Lagevin, 4, and dad Mark Langevin at Hamline Church Dining Hall at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 25. "I kind of stole his mashed potatoes ... I had wild rice and meatballs with Lingonberry sauce," said Mark who brought his family to the fair.(Ginger Pinson / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
For 120 years, Hamline Church has fed the hungry at Minnesota State Fair
August 25, 2017 - 10:36pm
August 24, 2017
Emily Annexstad, a 19-year-old college student from St. Peter, Minn., representing Nicollet County, second from left, was crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 23. Matt Addington / Special to Forum News Service
U of M student named Princess Kay of the Milky Way
August 24, 2017 - 10:12am
Forum News Service file photo
Regional farms recognized as Century Farms
August 24, 2017 - 8:48am
June 20, 2017
Swing dancer sandwich is honey smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers and cream cheese with fresh dill on pumpernickel, served with sliced lemon garnish.
Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors
June 20, 2017 - 6:53pm
June 8, 2017
The Minnesota State Fair's 2017 Commemorative Art was unveiled on the State Fairgrounds Thursday evening, June 8, 2017 by St. Paul artist Ta-coumba Aiken. (Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)
Minnesota State Fair art unveiled
June 8, 2017 - 9:15pm
September 4, 2016
The Minnesota State Fair broke an all-time, single-day attendance record Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with 260,374 people attending. (Photo courtesy:  Jake Nyberg)
Fair frenzy: Minnesota State Fair sets daily attendance record
September 4, 2016 - 10:12pm
August 28, 2016
Carlos Creek Winery is the first in the Midwest to be able to bottle wine in single-serving plastic miniatures. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
August 28, 2016 - 9:48pm
August 25, 2016
Fairchild salutes passersby at the Snelling Avenue gate. The Minnesota State Fair mascot Fairchild turns 50 this year. He was photographed Thursday at the State Fair on Thursday. Pioneer Press / John Autey
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
August 25, 2016 - 8:49pm
August 22, 2016
With one chicken perched on her leg, Mariah Huberty, 18, rounds up other chickens to inspect them in Harris, Minnesota on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
State Fair prepping for poultry after last year's ban
August 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 18, 2016
The Minnesota State Fair gates open in this 2013 file photo. Officials recently announced plans to expand the fairgrounds. (Brandt Williams | MPR News)
Minnesota State Fair reveals plans for expansion
January 18, 2016 - 11:34pm
August 31, 2015
Black Lives Matter chant ‘disgusting,’ St. Paul police leader says
August 31, 2015 - 11:18pm
Nick Rindo made this crop art portrait of comedian Bill Cosby with canola seeds — sometimes (though seldom in the U.S.) known as rapeseed. It took just a day for the Minnesota State Fair to remove it from the Agriculture Horticulture Building. (SUBMITTED)
Minnesota State Fair pulls a Bill Cosby portrait made with ‘rapeseed’
August 31, 2015 - 11:16pm
August 27, 2015
Thousands pack a street at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday as the annual event opens its 12-day run. Turnout was good on a perfect weather day for the fair. The Minnesota State Fair runs through Labor Day. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Math on a stick joins state fair treats
August 27, 2015 - 11:59pm
Black Lives Matter says State Fair booth isn’t theirs
August 27, 2015 - 11:30pm