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Minnesota State Fair
January 16, 2017
State fair tickets prices going up
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Visitors to this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together will see major grounds upgrades. That’s the good news. The bad news: Ticket prices are going up $1.The Minnesota State Fair’s board of managers on Sunday approved $8 million for upgrades, including...
January 16, 2017 - 10:31am
September 6, 2016
Busiest state fair ever? You betcha
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Once again, thousands poured in through the gates to hear the Minnesota State Fair sing its swan song to summer. And boy did they pour in this year. The Great Minnesota Get-Together attracted a record number 1,943,719 fairgoers over the 12 days that ended...
September 6, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 30, 2016
In State Fair crop art, none top Prince
ST. PAUL -- When it comes to crop art at the Minnesota State Fair, the race wasn’t between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was between...
August 30, 2016 - 2:00am
August 9, 2016
Prince night to turn Minnesota State Fair purple
ST. PAUL – Prince will command attention for one night at the Minnesota State Fair. On Friday, Aug. 26, the State Fair plans to honor the late...
August 9, 2016 - 10:27am
July 20, 2016
Minnesota State Fair announces new attractions
The Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday, July 20, announced its new attractions for 2016. You can see the full list here (http://www.mnstatefair.org/fun/16_new_att/)....
July 20, 2016 - 6:55pm
August 31, 2015
Forego the flip-flops, fairgoers: Blisters, overheating and indigestion are common at the first aid stations
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nobody wants to see the inside of the first aid stations at the Minnesota State Fair, so listen up, fairgoers: Drink tons...
August 31, 2015 - 8:31pm
August 27, 2015
Something on a stick? It's fair time
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Something does not add up here: Math on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair? Fried candy bars on a stick? Sure....
August 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
May 5, 2015
Minnesota State Fair adds three more 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...
May 5, 2015 - 7:20pm
August 28, 2014
Crashes, mayhem, fire drew State Fair crowds to Thrill Day
Jon Collins MPR.org | 91.3 FM FALCON HEIGHTS — The Minnesota State Fair’s Grandstand is well-known as a venue for performers like Tim McGraw or Aretha Franklin. But there was a time when the Grandstand was the stage for utter mayhem. At the 1933 fair, the top draw was a collision...
August 28, 2014 - 11:25pm
September 3, 2013
Beltrami County 4-H performs well at State Fair
Thirty-four Beltrami County 4-H members competed in the 2013 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Livestock Encampment. Reid Vonasek earned a place in history as the second Beltrami County 4-H member ever to represent Beltrami County in the Purple Ribbon Auction at the Minnesota State Fair. Reid...
September 3, 2013 - 8:33pm
August 31, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Politicians roll with fair punches
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Minnesota State Fair is a place for political leaders to offer their ideas, and occasionally to suffer a few punches,...
August 31, 2013 - 10:31pm
State fair champs describe experiences
Taylor Fankhanel started her 4-H poultry exhibition career with quail and chukker. Those interests led her to a championship at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair showing her Bantam Buff Orpington chickens. "I insisted I wanted chickens the color of my hair," Fankhanel said. Her red cockerel...
August 31, 2013 - 9:37pm
August 29, 2013
Minnesota State Fair food not just deep fried
FALCON HEIGHTS — Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was...
August 29, 2013 - 12:09am
August 28, 2013
Minnesota State Fair in the center of heat wave
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water,...
August 28, 2013 - 12:06am
Business at the fair is a big deal, but profits come hard
By Martin Moylan MPR News 91.3 FM FALCON HEIGHTS — John Mancini runs one of the Twin Cities’ most popular restaurants. Still,...
August 28, 2013 - 12:02am