Open wide: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2016. Let out your belt and follow along.
Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series
Variety

Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series

August 25
The Twin Cities hip-hop star landed the red-carpet gig as part of the roll-out for the new music series "Wonderland."
Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?
Music

Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?

12:03pm
Natalie Maines & Co. play to 30,000 fans at the grandstand, with or without forgiveness.
What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans
Stage & Arts

What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans

3:27pm
It appears we're a thoughtful bunch, with a soft spot for nature and nostalgia, and a bent for the surreal.
'Southside With You' is a love story worthy of a presidential proclamation
Movies

'Southside With You' is a love story worthy of a presidential proclamation 

12:23pm
REVIEW: This nonpartisan account of the Obamas' first date is a treat.
How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer gig? Lars Ulrich dishes in backstage interview
Music

How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer gig? Lars Ulrich dishes in backstage interview

4:39pm
Drummer Lars Ulrich talked new album and local history backstage at U.S. Bank Stadium last weekend.
Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October
Music

Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

2:32pm
It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6.
Movies

Sharon Jones bio hits right notes

12:25pm
REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.
Celebrities

Leslie Jones' website hacked; nude photos, personal info exposed

August 24
Leslie Jones is the latest celebrity to be the victim of a hacker, with her personal website being vandalized on Wednesday morning.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
    Family Events
    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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    Silver River: Minnesota-based artists highlight past and present effects of industrialization along the Upper Mississippi River.
    Family Events
    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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  • Arts and Entertainment
    Silver River: Minnesota-based artists highlight past and present effects of industrialization along the Upper Mississippi River.
    Family Events
    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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