State Fair

The 2024 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

Faces of the Fair: Tom Thumb donuts
Thomas Bettenburg, vice president and co-owner of the quintessential fair food-maker, explains the story behind the name.
Faces of the Fair: Princess Kay of the Milky Way
"Princess Kay of the Milky Way is a tradition in Minnesota. I'm the 61st; this has been going on since 1964, and I am the goodwill ambassador for Minnesota dairy farmers," said out-going princess Jeni Haler.
MN Fair offers booth to Black Lives Matter; group worries over safety
Minnesota State Fair officials say Black Lives Matter can have an authorized space on fair grounds. But a leader of the group says organizers may not feel safe.
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