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4-H youth shine at 2013 Minnesota State Fair

October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties arrived with more than 2,885 animals and 2,800 building projects at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, in addition to 295 Arts-In and Share the Fun participants.

The array of 4-H projects exhibited August 26 throug…continue reading on echopress.com

Klobuchar, Bills hold nothing back in fiery debate

August 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair stage Thursday in what proved to be a feisty debate during which they agreed on little. Continue Reading

Fair visitors take a break to thank military

August 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fair-goers stopped chomping their pronto pups, union members paused their chats with visitors and people left exhibits and food booths. Continue Reading

Minnesota State Fair ride malfunctions again today

August 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS A ride at the Minnesota State Fair malfunctioned again, a day after stranding 24 people about 100 feet off the ground for 40 minutes. Continue Reading

Gay marriage campaign comes to Minnesota State Fair

August 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s called the Great Minnesota Get-together, but this year both sides in the campaign over the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are trying to make it the Great Minnesota Conversation. Continue Reading

Sauk Centre teen crowned Princess Kay

August 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota has a new goodwill ambassador for its dairy industry. Eighteen-year-old Christine Reitsma, of Sauk Centre, was crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fair. Continue Reading

Swine show will go on at Minnesota State Fair

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The swine show will go on at the Minnesota State Fair. Deputy State Epidemiologist Richard Danila says officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control support the precautions Minnesota officials are taking to prevent the spread of a new strain of swine flu from pigs to fair visitors. Continue Reading

The lowdown on the 2012 Minnesota State Fair

August 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As always, a mix of deep fried, impaled calorie bombs, and maybe even something healthy. Continue Reading

2012 Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday

August 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hundreds of horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep and even llamas will face the judges and the public when the 2012 Minnesota State Fair begins its run Thursday. Continue Reading

2012 Minn. State Fair poster unveiled

June 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 2012 Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative poster features a red rooster as its centerpiece. Fair officials unveiled the poster Wednesday. Artist Joe Heffron’s work in colored pencil features a rooster surrounded by other iconic elements of the Great Minnesota Get-Together such as a corndog and Fairchild the State Fair Gopher. Continue Reading