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MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

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Ten members of Beltrami County 4-H headed down to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sept. 24-25 to participate in a state dog show.
The Beltrami County 4-H’s horse drill team saddled up for a competition of a lifetime on Sept. 16, but in the words of head coach Derek Wickum — the results were a bit interesting.
The shooting comes despite metal detectors at the fair gates, although some fairgoers have reported only cursory examinations of bags and other belongings after fairgoers set off the magnetometers.
Travis Gienger of Anoka, Minnesota, said the pumpkin he’s growing this year could weigh more than the one he grew in 2020, which was the heaviest pumpkin in North America that year.
The fish have all been swimming together for weeks and swapping potential pathogens and whatnot. So, they can’t ever return to the wild.
Hot takes on pickle pizza, dessert hummus, cheese curd tacos, vegan fried chicken, a black licorice ice cream sundae and more new things you can put in your pie hole at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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How often Minnesota gubernatorial candidates meet on the debate stage depends quite a bit on the type of election year.
Butter carving is a long-running tradition at the State Fair. It’s part of the Princess Kay of the Milky Way competition, which brings 10 finalists from around the state to compete for the crown.
Rachel Rynda is the daughter of Francis and Theresa Rynda, of Montgomery, Minnesota, and attends the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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