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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– A big draw of the State Fair is the food. So here are some food hacks as suggested by We Said Go Travel.

– Crop art has been at the fair for decades, and WCCO looks at its history, and what it takes to be an artist.

– Want to know what it's like working at Sweet Martha's? Check out this behind-the-scenes look from the Star Tribune.

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What's on tap: 'Read and Ride' day

Bring a valid public library card, and get a couple bucks off admission.

9 a.m. – Minnesota's public libraries stage shows and games all day at Carousel Park, including a magician, a yo-yo master, a hypnotist and more.

7:30 p.m. – Patti LaBelle at the Grandstand

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

The overnight rain and storms give way in the morning, and lead into a partly sunny day with a high of 83 degrees. Tonight, it drops down to about 69 degrees.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

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St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

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'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

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Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

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Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.


Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

State Capitol.

Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

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Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

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State lottery: Don't give scratch-offs as gifts to minors

The Minnesota Lottery participates in an annual responsible gambling campaign focusing on underage lottery play during the holidays.

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Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.