Minnesota State Fair heads to New York

A group of native Minnesotans are celebrating the Great Minnesota Get Together Saturday ... in New York City. The organizers of fifth annual event are serving, among other state fair favorites, Sweet Martha's chocolate chip cookies and deep-fried cheese curds.
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A group of native Minnesotans are celebrating the Great Minnesota Get Together Saturday ... in New York City. The organizers of fifth annual event are serving, among other state fair favorites, Sweet Martha's chocolate chip cookies and deep-fried cheese curds.

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