Skip to main content

News on a stick: Your daily bite-size serving of Minnesota State Fair

  • Author:
  • Updated:

A quick look at what’s happened – and what’s coming up – at the Minnesota State Fair.

Photo of the day

What others are saying

Keith Urban "shined" as he played to a sold out Grandstand crowd Friday night, according to the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press reports Martin O'Malley serenaded the crowd with "This Land is your Land" as he was the only presidential candidate to make an appearance at the fair after the DNC conference in Minneapolis.

MPR has a guide on how to get a coveted spot as a food vendor.

WCCO says that more than 110,000 people attended opening day Thursday, 15,000 more than last year.

#mnstatefair chatter

What's on tap: It's 4-H Day

10 a.m: ReUSE DIY project demonstrations at The Eco Experience.

3:30 p.m: Explore Minnesota's wine and cheese at Underwood St., across from the Ag-Hort building.

5:45 p.m: 4-H Purple Ribbon Livestock Auction in the AgStar Arena.

7 p.m: St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation demonstration at the Pet Center.

Click here for today's full schedule

Today’s State Fair forecast

Mostly cloudy to start with, but these clouds will gradually make way for sun, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

Evening: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph.

Click here for a full forecast

Daily food review

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 10.18.12 AM

3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.06.40 AM

What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 7.53.55 AM

Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.


State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps

The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

Press Bar fire

Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.


Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 2.23.15 PM

Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida

Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.