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


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

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What others are saying

Twin Cities chefs shared their favorite State Fair foods with the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press has a review of Carrie Underwood's Grandstand concert Saturday night, calling is a "memorable performance that blew away her previous Twin Cities shows."

MPR News took a look at the Black Lives Matters protest at the fair.

KARE 11 takes a look at the brewpubs that made their debut at this year's fair.

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What's on tap: It's Minnesota Cooks Day

7:45 a.m.: The 31st Annual Milk Run 5K starts at Randall Avenue at the fair.

9 a.m. Visit Carousel Park for Minnesota Cooks Sunday – chefs team up with local food producers to share and prepare their favorite recipes. The demonstrations begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Click here for a schedule.

2 p.m.: Marching in Sunday's parade are high school marching bands from Becker, Cotter, New Prague, Stewartville and Spring Valley in Wisconsin.

3 p.m.: Be sure to visit the Cattle, Sheep & Poultry and Swine Barns early – they close at 3 p.m. Sunday.

7:30 p.m.: Alan Jackson and special guest Brandy Clark play the Grandstand. Tickets are still available for $40.

8:30 p.m.: Terry Clark performs at the Leine Lodge Bandshell.

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

Patchy fog with reduced visibilities will linger through 10 a.m. Otherwise, it'll be cloudy and then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees.

Click here for more on the forecast.

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