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September 2, 2016
Going from 'ick' to 'yum': Don't let State Fair presentation bug you
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Fair is known for food on a stick, but one woman promoted food that may eat sticks: Bugs. "I know it might sound gross initially, but trust me it is quite tasty," Kiah Brasch told fair audiences. The woman from Roseville, near the fairgrounds,...
September 2, 2016 - 9:45pm
September 1, 2016
Farmers tell their story at fair
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Farmers today are not your grandfather's farmers. Minnesota State Fair visitors learn that when they stop in the Farm Bureau booth and actually talk to a real, live farmer. "We are getting a lot of fair goers who have never met a farmer," Nicole Krumrie said....
September 1, 2016 - 9:29pm
August 26, 2016
Vigils, rallies planned in Minnesota State Fair area
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- People heading to the Minnesota State Fair may see protests on their way or near the Fairgrounds.Since a St. Anthony police officer shot and killed Philando Castile on July 6 in Falcon Heights, near the Fairgrounds, demonstrations have been held throughout...
August 26, 2016 - 9:56pm
Poultry back home at Minnesota State Fair
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Abby Fleming may have spoken for Minnesota's poultry industry. "It is good," she said in the middle of the Minnesota State Fair poultry exhibit. "It feels like home again." The clucking, crowing, quacking, honking and peeping heard in the barn when the fair...
August 26, 2016 - 9:36pm
August 25, 2016
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- People in line complained too few shuttle buses were scheduled. A political party chairman complained about members of another party. Lines built quickly, and well before lunch, at the most popular food concessions. And then there was Ryan Hinkeldey. "It's...
August 25, 2016 - 9:42pm
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...
August 31, 2015 - 9:00pm
August 27, 2015
Something on a stick? It’s fair time
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 on a stick? A no brainer. But math at a fair? Math on a stick is among new attractions at the 2015 fair, which began its 12-day run Thursday...
August 27, 2015 - 8:50pm
August 23, 2015
For this champion, it’s a sweet life: Devoted State Fair fan has baked her way to 841 ribbons — and counting
ROSEVILLE — Dolores Anderson of Roseville has won 841 state and county fair ribbons — and counting — for her whole wheat, rye and herb...
August 23, 2015 - 9:27pm
July 22, 2015
Math on a stick — and free sunscreen
ST. PAUL — Coming to the Minnesota State Fair this year: math, a figure-skating champion and quite a bit of sunscreen. The fair announced its new attractions Wednesday, a little more than a month ahead of its Aug. 27 opening. They range from a history show to alternate programming...
July 22, 2015 - 9:58pm
May 5, 2015
Minnesota State Fair adds acts
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair has announced three more grandstand acts for the 2015 event. Added to the schedule were Patti LaBelle along with the Commodores on Sept. 2, Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sept. 3 and A Prairie Home Companion Show with Garrison Keillor on Sept 4. Others acts...
May 5, 2015 - 9:07pm
February 12, 2015
Def Leppard adds Minnesota to North American tour
ST. PAUL — Rock legends Def Leppard will take the stage at the Great Minnesota Get-Together this summer. The group’s North American tour will hit the grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 27. Other stops in the Upper Midwest include Sioux Falls, S.D., on Aug. 8, Grand...
February 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
October 1, 2014
Charges filed in $104,000 State Fair heist
ST. PAUL — A second man accused in a Minnesota State Fair beer exhibit robbery that netted more than $100,000 faces federal charges for the crime. Jordan Strickland, 23, of St. Paul was charged Tuesday with interfering with commerce and using a gun in a crime of violence. He...
October 1, 2014 - 8:57pm
September 2, 2014
Minnesota State Fair sets attendance record with 1.82 million visitors
FALCON HEIGHTS — Comfortable temperatures and a new West End Market helped the Minnesota State Fair draw record crowds this year. Total...
September 2, 2014 - 8:53pm
September 1, 2014
State Fair attendees eat up more wireless data
FALCON HEIGHTS — All those State Fair photos and videos of cute farm animals and foods on a stick add up. Minnesota’s four biggest cellphone carriers report that wireless-data use by smartphone-packing fair attendees is up this year compared with data use during the 2013 State...
September 1, 2014 - 8:27pm
August 24, 2014
Remembering some of the wacky Minnesota State Fair fads from the past
ST. PAUL — One year it was the square yardstick. Is a square yardstick better than a flat one? That’s not important. What was important...
August 24, 2014 - 8:22pm