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
LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO 2012 Minnesota State Fair Visit: Great Balls Of Fire!
I look forward to going to the Minnesota State Fair like I look forward to Christmas. Possibly more.
Like many other Minnesotans, I grew up making my annual pilgrimage to this Great Minnesota Get-Tog... Posted on 9/2/12 at 4:30 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN 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
ON MY MIND Winning at 2012 Minnesota State Fair
Today Iwas excited to find out that my kids had another good winning year at the State Fair. I can't wait to share the good news and some pictures of their winning works.
I am most proudof my daugh... Posted on 8/23/12 at 11:57 PM
If Gov. Dayton truly is seeking a fair and simple tax system, he should adopt the “State Fair” model; where everybody pays something, rich or poor, young or old, and contributes to supporting state services.
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm canceled the Michigan state fair this year, saying debt-ridden Michigan could no longer afford to subsidize it. Granholm's decision makes Michigan the only Midwestern state and one of few nationwide without a state fair.
Jamal Hashi, owner of the Safari Express food stand in the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, has a booth at the State Fair’s International Bazaar through Thursday. Hashi says camel is a cherished delicacy back in his home country of Somalia.
The directors of North Dakota’s State Fair considered firing manager Bob Wagoner more than a year before they decided to do it this week.
Meeting minutes show the board discussed asking for Wagoner’s resignation in May 2008. The issue was later dropped and Wagoner got a 4.4 percent pay raise. Board member Neil Fleming of Cavalier said he saw improvements in marketing and staff relationships.
Minnesota’s biggest anti-tax group bought billboard space to promote its cause to people headed to Minnesota’s biggest get-together.
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota bought billboards along streets leading to the state fairgrounds. “Our first billboards highlight Minnesota Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson-Kelliher and her efforts to raise taxes by $1.5 billion,” league President Phil Krinkie said.
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