A mouthful: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson put in a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2016. Let out your belt and follow along.
Review: Don Henley tries life in the country lane
Music

Review: Don Henley tries life in the country lane

8:52am
His triumphant State Fair concert featured Eagles and solo hits and new material from his "Cass County" album.
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?

10:58am
Natalie Maines & Co. play to 30,000 fans at the grandstand, with or without forgiveness.
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."
What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans
Stage & Arts

What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans

August 25
It appears we're a thoughtful bunch, with a soft spot for nature and nostalgia, and a bent for the surreal.
How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer concert? Lars Ulrich dishes
Music

How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer concert? Lars Ulrich dishes

12:28pm
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

August 25
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

August 25
REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.
Movies

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

August 25
REVIEW: This nonpartisan account of the Obamas' first date is a treat.
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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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    Silver River: Minnesota-based artists highlight past and present effects of industrialization along the Upper Mississippi River.
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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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    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.
    No More Events
  • 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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