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State fair

May 15, 2016
The 2016 Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists are, from front left, Morgan Krause, Annette Kyllo, Emily Stocker, Kelly Schouviller, Kiersten Sabolik, and Haley Hinrichs. From back, left, Meghan Skiba, Kalley Berg, Stephanie Sukalski, Sabrina Portner, Makaila Klejeski and Kayla Leiding. (SUBMITTED)
Midwest Dairy Association names Princess Kay finalists
May 15, 2016 - 9:06pm
September 21, 2015
Willmar Middle Schooler proved to be "write-on" when it came to making things happen. play button
Video: Power of letter writing leads to special day for stricken 8th-grader
September 21, 2015 - 8:06am
September 20, 2015
The Chan family of Willmar meet with singer Carrie Underwood after her concert at the Minnesota State Fair. The meeting was arranged after a letter-writing campaign by Willmar Middle School staff and students on behalf of Mackanzie Chan, who has cancer. From left, Amanda, 15, Daniel, 15, Mackanzie, 14, Underwood, mother Anna Chan, Matthew, 6, and father Doug Chan. (Submitted)play button
Willmar girl meets country star
September 20, 2015 - 11:40pm
September 8, 2015
Anthony Manderfeld, 14, right, takes an afternoon nap at the Minnesota State Fair Monday. He estimates that he slept four to five hours a night over the past eight days. He is from Faribault in Steele County and was showing milking shorthorns. (Jean Pieri | PIONEER PRESS)
Area residents take home state fair awards
September 8, 2015 - 11:27pm
August 30, 2015
Black Lives Matters demonstrator Rashad Turner leads a chant Saturday toward the fairgrounds from the locked main gates at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. (JOHN AUTEY | PIONEER PRESS)
Marchers find gates closed
August 30, 2015 - 10:50pm
August 28, 2015
Mariah Huberty, 17, representing Chisago County, describes to judge Bart Pals how she would take her New Hampshire chicken out of the cage Thursday during Advanced Showmanship competition in the Poultry Barn at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. “I’ve had chickens since I was six,” said Huberty, of Harris. “This year I’ve had 719 birds. I was kinda upset (about the cancellation). I always liked the state fair.” (Jean Pieri | PIONEER PRESS)
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
August 28, 2015 - 10:10pm
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
Poultry show contestants stand next to birdless cages Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Pens without poultry
August 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
Black Lives Matter says State Fair booth isn’t theirs
August 27, 2015 - 11:30pm
August 26, 2015
Willmar Police Officer Tim Wallace leaves today for the Minnesota State Fair where he will provide police services all 12 days. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
VIDEO: Willmar police officer to patrol the state fair for the third year
August 26, 2015 - 11:40pm
August 25, 2015
People watching, food and other state fair fun
August 25, 2015 - 11:30pm
Pick up the new state bicycle map at the state fair
August 25, 2015 - 11:00pm
August 20, 2015
Black Lives Matter plans protest at Minnesota State Fair
August 20, 2015 - 11:17pm
July 22, 2015
Expect math on a stick — and free sunscreen
July 22, 2015 - 10:37pm