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Dr. Richard Clausen
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March 24, 2017
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
ST. PAUL — For local Democrats, there's always money in the mini-doughnut stand. Over the last 50 years, or so, a group of Democrats from Ramsey County has organized volunteers to run a doughnut booth at the Minnesota State Fair. The group, which has been registered as the "10th...
March 24, 2017 - 6:59pm
September 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County 4-H'ers earn livestock and project awards at State Fair
ST. PAUL—Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,800 animals, more than 2,600 non-livestock exhibits, delivered more than 200 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and public performances during the 2016 State Fair. Education...
September 16, 2016 - 9:37pm
September 2, 2016
Going from 'ick' to 'yum'
FALCON HEIGHTS—The Minnesota State Fair is known for food on a stick, but one woman promoted food that may eat sticks: Bugs. "I know it...
September 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
Farmers tell their story at fair
FALCON HEIGHTS—Farmers today are not your grandfather's farmers. Minnesota State Fair visitors learn that when they stop in the Farm Bureau...
September 2, 2016 - 5:04am
Fair showcases larger hen houses
FALCON HEIGHTS—Chickens in cages draw reactions. Kent Campos and Abby Gross looked at a new Minnesota State Fair display called the Hen...
September 2, 2016 - 5:03am
August 25, 2016
63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
FALCON HEIGHTS — A 19-year-old dairy princess from Goodhue County was enshrined in butter Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota State Fair after...
August 25, 2016 - 3:57pm
August 17, 2016
State Fair to check bags at all entry gates
Going to the Minnesota State Fair this year? Make sure you have your ticket in hand and your bag open. The State Fair says bags, purses, coolers...
August 17, 2016 - 12:12pm
July 20, 2016
Minnesota State Fair unveils new attractions
The Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday announced its new attractions for 2016. You can see the full list here. Highlights include: Fairchild’s...
July 20, 2016 - 4:40pm
May 15, 2016
Midwest Dairy Association names Princess Kay finalists
ST. CLOUD — The Midwest Dairy Association named 12 finalists for Minnesota’s 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Sunday. The women, who come...
May 15, 2016 - 9:06pm
September 21, 2015
Video: Power of letter writing leads to special day for stricken 8th-grader
Mackanzie Chan, 14, an 8th-grader at Willmar Middle School who is fighting cancer, got to meet her favorite country-music artist Carrie Underwood...
September 21, 2015 - 8:06am
September 20, 2015
Willmar girl meets country star
Someone at Sony Music opened more than 150 letters from Willmar last spring. Each one, written by a seventh-grader or staff member at Willmar...
September 20, 2015 - 11:40pm
September 8, 2015
Area residents take home state fair awards
The Minnesota State Fair closed with a record Labor Day attendance of 178,867. The cumulative attendance for the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together...
September 8, 2015 - 11:27pm
August 30, 2015
Marchers find gates closed
FALCON HEIGHTS — Access to some major entrances at the Minnesota State Fair was shut down at times Saturday as protesters from Black Lives...
August 30, 2015 - 10:50pm
August 28, 2015
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
FALCON HEIGHTS —Jody Taubert and Forrest Appleton sat on a bench near the Turkey to Go booth at the Minnesota State Fair, eating a chunky turkey...
August 28, 2015 - 10:10pm
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