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Minnesota State Fair sets attendance record with 1.82 million visitors

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FALCON HEIGHTS — Comfortable temperatures and a new West End Market helped the Minnesota State Fair draw record crowds this year.

Total attendance was 1,824,830, topping the 2009 record of 1,790,497. Last year’s attendance was 1,731,162.
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Minnesota State Fair sets attendance record with 1.82 million visitors

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FALCON HEIGHTS — Comfortable temperatures and a new West End Market helped the Minnesota State Fair draw record crowds this year.

Total attendance was 1,824,830, topping the 2009 record of 1,790,497. Last year’s attendance was 1,731,162.
“T…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘Bison Dog’ adds new flavor to Minnesota State Fair

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Minnesota State Fair offers a variety of foods for visitors to try, with new flavors every year. This year, fairgoers can get a taste of regionally raised bison.

Food vendor Bruce Chesin, who runs the stand Chicago Dogs, …continue reading on dglobe.com

Winners named in Cottonwood County Fair Talent Contest

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WINDOM — Nineteen acts competed in the 33rd annual Cottonwood County Fair Talent Contest Thursday night in the Windom Arena, taking home more than $600 in prize money.

Winning first place in the Open Division was an instrumental quartet — Cour…continue reading on dglobe.com

Kenneth teen to serve as Minnesota 4-H Ambassador

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

KENNETH — When Andrea Severtson earned her first trip to the Minnesota State Fair as a sixth-grader, she showed a heifer calf named Bella, learned her way around the fairgrounds and experienced her first-ever 4-H dance.

During that 4-H Livestock…continue reading on dglobe.com

Museum embraces Minnesota State Fair’s past

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

FALCON HEIGHTS — Linda Koutsky sounds conflicted when you ask her about the new History and Heritage Center at the Minnesota State Fair.

Koutsky wrote the book on State Fair history — “Minnesota State Fair: An Illustrated History” — with…continue reading on dglobe.com

Farm Credit Services gives $150K for 4-H hall

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

HURON (AP) — A $150,000 donation from an agricultural f nancial institution is putting the South Dakota State Fairgrounds one step closer toward its goal of building a new 4-H exhibit hall.

The state’s Department of Agriculture on Thursday a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

BankWest gives $50K for new 4-H hall at state fair

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

HURON (AP) — Donations continue to flow to a campaign of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds to build a new 4-H exhibit hall.

The state’s Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced a $50,000 donation from South Dakota-based BankWest.

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Century and 125-year farms, ranches to be honored at State Fair

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

HURON — Continuing a tradition it began in 1984, the South Dakota Farm Bureau will again be honoring farm and ranch families who have owned their land for 100 years or more.

Application forms are available now and are due back by Aug. 9, in time…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fundraising effort plows on for new 4-H building

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

HURON — Even with more than half the money raised in an effort to build a new 4-H exhibit hall at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, those involved in the project know there’s still a lot of work to be done.

“It’s work worth doing,” sai…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com