Early afternoon is when parking spaces start to turnover as folks who arrived early head out and crowds expected for the sold out Grandstand show featuring Def Leppard and STYX won't start showing up for a few hours. Expect things to remain busy, however.
With 1.8 million people expected to pass through the turnstiles over the next 12 days (Thursday through Labor Day), fair goers should do a little planning before leaving home, says spokeswoman Brianna Schutte. Here are a few tips for those arriving by car, bus, bicycle, motorcycle or on foot.
A host of changes are in store for I-35E drivers in St. Paul and the eastern suburbs as new lane configurations between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue will be phased in over the few days. Additionally a number of ramps along that stretch that have been closed since early spring will reopen while others will close.