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September 12, 2018
Kris Vox of Hairball performs Prince at their July 3 Bayfront Festival Park concert in Duluth. Eric Sherman / Special to Forum News Serviceplay button
Hairball's use of makeup for Prince portrayal raises concerns
September 12, 2018 - 4:39pm
September 8, 2018
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AgweekTV: Firefighter Farmer faces challenges
September 8, 2018 - 8:30am
July 18, 2018
Minnesota State Fair touts new food and beer building, restrooms, rides
July 18, 2018 - 7:36pm
May 22, 2018
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Katherine Gathje, left, of Richmond, daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje, is representing Meeker County as a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest. Korissa Lindquist, of Kerkhoven, daughter of Rod and Naomi Lindquist, is representing Kandiyohi County as a finalist in the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest.
Princess Kay finalists include women from Kandiyohi, Meeker counties
May 22, 2018 - 6:31am
January 24, 2018
St. Paul artist Kristi Abbott, a collage artist, has been named the 2018 Minnesota State Fair commemorative artist. (Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)
Minnesota State Fair picks 2018 commemorative artist
January 24, 2018 - 7:36pm
January 15, 2018
Still among the most popular attractions at the Fair is Ye Old Mill. Construction of the ride began in 1913 and it opened to fairgoers in 1915.  Chris Polydoroff / Pioneer Press
After a century, family sells Minnesota State Fair fixture to State Fair
January 15, 2018 - 8:18pm
August 29, 2013
Jayden Johnson, 10, digs into roasted corn, one of his favorite foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. The corn,  a fair tradition for many, is grown in Minnesota. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Amid anything and everything on a stick, vendors at the State Fair look to mix things up with food grown by Minn. producers
August 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
August 27, 2013
Heat leaves mark on state fair with major decline in daily attendance
August 27, 2013 - 11:46pm
August 23, 2013
Editorial: State Fair remains the great Minnesota Get-Together
August 23, 2013 - 6:56am
August 12, 2013
This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. The announcer asked the crowd if anyone wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull,” according to a spectator. “So then everybody screamed. ... They just went wild,” said Perry Beam, who attended the rodeo at the State Fair in Sedalia on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. State Fair officials apologized calling the display inappropriate and disrespectful. (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)
Attorney: Rodeo association president had no role in clown's anti-Obama act (video links)
August 12, 2013 - 12:37pm
June 27, 2013
Minnesota State Fair offers new foods for 2013
June 27, 2013 - 7:17am
June 20, 2013
Minn. State Fair offers more than 20 new attractions
June 20, 2013 - 6:59am