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Minnesota State Fair
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...
news / local
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...
news / region
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, it took him more than a decade to grab a vendor spot at the Minnesota State Fair. His wish came true this year after a space opened on Carnes...
August 28, 2013 - 12:02am
August 24, 2013
Capitol Chatter New candidate happy to talk to fair visitors
FALCON HEIGHTS — Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened. It may be that 15 months before the...
August 24, 2013 - 11:25pm
June 27, 2013
Minnesota State Fair offers new foods for 2013
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Fans of food on a stick and all things deep fried have some new reasons to look forward to the Minnesota State Fair. New items set to debut during the fair include savory options like bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp-on-a-stick, pork belly sliders...
news / region
June 27, 2013 - 8:52am
June 20, 2013
Minnesota State Fair offers more than 20 new attractions
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including "Air Raid," which takes riders on an acrobatic flight...
news / region
June 20, 2013 - 9:08am
August 25, 2012
Biden: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football; Bills supports Romney at Minnesota State Fair
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player....
August 25, 2012 - 11:47pm