Who can cut it? Lawn mower demolition derby featured at fair

There wasn't much grass to be seen at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota, Minn., where lawn mower riders gathered Tuesday night. But they weren't there to mow grass. WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears captured the story of the fair’s first-ever Lawn Mower Derby.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears captures the sights and sounds of the Goodhue County Fair’s first-ever Lawn Mower Derby.

Next Up

Wikimedia Commons - COVID vaccine, pfizer, shot - Martin G

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for young teens

None of the trial participants that received the vaccine were diagnosed with the virus.

flickr - shopping basket covid

Secret shoppers rate the most COVID-safe stores

Two of Minnesota's largest companies topped the list.

Minneapolis police

Woman found shot dead in Minneapolis parking ramp identified

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident.

ambulance, crash

Victims of triple-fatal Maple Grove crash ID'd as woman, 2 toddlers

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday, May 8.

Ray McNeary

Charges: St. Cloud bank robber wanted to 'go viral,' become 'a martyr'

Police were in a standoff with him at the Wells Fargo bank for more than 8 hours.

MSU-Mankato hockey, Minnesota State, Mavericks

Minnesota State to host St. Thomas at Hockey Day Minnesota 2022

The newly-formed CCHA will have a marquee matchup in its inaugural season

rocky taconite-silver bay

Six of the weirdest roadside attractions in Minnesota

From a two-story outhouse to a squad car's crash with a UFO, here's a list of some of the state's weirdest attractions.

boys volleyball

MSHSL to vote on adding girls wrestling, boys volleyball tournaments

A two-thirds majority vote is needed to pass the proposals.

restaurant-602894_1280

Shakopee restaurant owner charged with 58 tax crimes

The woman, from Savage, is accused of underreporting sales to avoid tax.

gofundme - abdullahi photo

Second suspect, a 17-year-old girl, arrested in Moorhead taxi driver's killing

Abdullahi Abdullahi was found dead in his taxi last week.

Wild

Big playoff implications for the Wild Monday night

Minnesota wraps up the regular season Wednesday-Thursday in St. Louis.

Related

man-2552929_1920

Neighbor rescues man stuck beneath lawn mower

A 68-year-old man in Sauk Centre found himself stuck under a riding lawn mower after it tipped over.

140 artists featured at craft fair in St. Paul

Are you creative or crafty and looking for something to do Saturday? The 7th annual St. Paul Craftstravaganza, an urban craft fair with 140 artists, continues until 5 p.m. Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Fine Arts Building and the Progress Center next door. It's free.

Woman found dead underneath overturned lawn mower

Police are investigating the death of a woman found under an overturned ride-on mower in Hennepin County.

Stratosphere fair ride shut down yet again

The Stratosphere swing ride, which has malfunctioned several times this year at the Minnesota State Fair, was shut down again Wednesday night, fair officials said. Guests were let off the ride and it was tested without riders, WCCO reported. Operators are now changing out a part as a safety precaution. Late Wednesday, it was not clear when the ride would reopen.

Mystic Lake Derby debuts at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park offered its richest purse ever for a single race at the track on Saturday. The $161,000 Mystic Lake Derby was the first significant event since the horse track partnered with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Last month, the owners of Mystic Lake Casino agreed to pay $75 million over the next decade to boost racing purses at Canterbury Park. In exchange, the racetrack will drop its longstanding push to add slot machines. Hammers Terror won the inaugural race, with jockey Lori Keith in the saddle.