Record number of new State Fair foods, but which are best?

Record number of new State Fair foods, but which are best?

Quantity wins over quality in this year's nod to over-the-top excess in a season that boasts the most-ever new State Fair foods. We sampled dozens of offerings and rated them all.
First Avenue ready to rock again, plans to open Friday
Music

First Avenue ready to rock again, plans to open Friday

August 27
The legendary club’s 45-year legacy resumes Friday night after three weeks of ceiling repairs.
Def Leppard, Styx in fair condition
Music

Def Leppard, Styx in fair condition

August 28
“Rock of Ages” took on new meaning in the first grandstand concert of the fair’s latest musical lineup.
Minnesota State Fair celebrates a host of talented artists
Stage & Arts

Minnesota State Fair celebrates a host of talented artists

August 27
Random acts of beauty punctuate the 2015 State Fair fine art show, along with keen observations, refined craftsmanship, novel designs, mysterious animals and more.
Kelsea Ballerini and Brandy Clark are bringing female voices back to country radio
Music

Kelsea Ballerini and Brandy Clark are bringing female voices back to country radio

August 27
Radio's dance card is overcrowded with boot-scootin' men, but two of Nashville's rising stars boast new moves.
Music

5 reasons to care about Saturday's Totally Gross National Product party

August 27
There's plenty to chew on for Totally Gross National Product's latest mini-fest at Icehouse.
Movies

Strong female roles highlight screwball farce 'Mistress America' 

August 27
REVIEW: Noah Baumbach pumps a lot of drama into his take on the screwball comedy.
Today's Video
Event Calendar
  • Today
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Music
    Twin Cities Early Music Festival: The monthlong festival ends with performances of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
  • Music
    Twin Cities Early Music Festival: The monthlong festival ends with performances of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
Movies
special feature
“Duets” celebrates unique relationships between pairs of Twin Citians.
special report
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
special project
Amid fall’s flamboyant colors, subtle scenes hold their own stunning beauty.