STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Klobuchar, Bills U.S. Senate race enters more aggressive stage
A crowd gathered around U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchars Minnesota State Fair booth, cheering like at a campaign rally.
At the same time, her challenger, Kurt Bills, was not far away talking one-on-one wit... Posted on 9/4/12 at 5:43 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Check out the DNR fishcam live from the Minnesota State Fair
If youve ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, youve probably spent a few minutes checking out the fish pond at the Department of Natural Resources building. The pond is filled with Minnesota fish ra... Posted on 8/30/12 at 11:41 AM
HEALTHBEAT Deep-fried everything on a stick
I'm going to reveal a secret: I've lived in Minnesota all my life but have never taken partin that quintessential rite of late summer- the consuming of deep-fried cheese curds (or deep-fried anything,... Posted on 8/24/11 at 11:31 AM
NASCAR DAD Minot State Fair
40 trucks loaded with rides and games arrived in Minot today from Fargo. Long day to Fargo to GF and to Minoy and back to GF.... Posted on 7/19/09 at 7:26 PM
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair is not just a fun annual event. Every summer, thousands of 4-H youth participate in the state fair to showcase the knowledge and skills they’ve gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experience. More than 130 of those 4-H exhibits were from Douglas County.
Meg Hintzen of Carlos, representing Douglas County, was one of 11 finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
As a finalist, Hintzen, 21, was honored to have her likeness carved out of a 90-pound block of butter.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie invited Minnesotans who are attending the State Fair to stop by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s booth in the Education Building to check their voter registration status and register right at the fair.
Douglas County Library has announced that Wednesday, August 29, is Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Anyone showing a valid public library card will receive discounted admission for a ticket purchased at the gate (one discount per card).
Fairgoers can let their opinion be known on a number of state issues by participating in the annual Minnesota State Fair Poll at the House of Representatives booth during the fair’s 12-day run, Aug. 23- Sept. 3.
The state's best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and more than $1 million in cash prizes.
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