The Mighty Midway, featuring amusement park rides, is a popular area at the Minnesota State Fair. One person was shot in the leg late Saturday near th

Minnesota State Fair attendance rebounds in 2022, but no records

Two incidents of gun violence marred the event's final weekend.
Jerry Hammer, executive vice president and general manager of the Minnesota State Fair, has spent his working life with the Great Minnesota Get-Togeth
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Longtime State Fair general manager says he is paid $350,000

September 14
Jerry Hammer released his salary in response to a written request even though it's not public.
Gary Turnquist watched as his great-granddaughter Kaia, 5, worked on a seed art of her own after viewing his prize-winning entry of Jesus Christ in th
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Lindstrom man wanted crop art honoring 'The Shining.' Then his family showed up.

September 4
The Lindstrom artist's work may have planted a seed in the next generation.
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September 3
The signs are all around you, but how well do you know your State Fair typography?
Mov + Nqaij (Rice + Meat) from Union Hmong Kitchen.
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78 new foods from the State Fair, ranked from tasty to try again

August 26
After a relatively subdued post-pandemic comeback, vendors were holding nothing back this year. We sampled not only the "official" new State Fair foods, but also a bevy of unofficial new ones, and ranked them.
Diana Ross in the last of five fabulous outfits in her Grandstand show at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Review: Diana Ross was fabulous and fun after a 56-year absence from Minnesota State Fair

September 3
The Motown goddess was grateful, playful and happy to be on tour with a new album.
Fairgoers at the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 4, a day after a shooting near the entrance to the Midway left one person wounded.
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State Fair sees more security after shooting near Midway

September 4
One person was taken to a hospital Saturday night with a gunshot wound in the leg, officials said.
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St. Paul neighbors patrol to increase safety, reduce stress near State Fair

September 2
State Fair neighbors grew concerned after shootings in 2019 and last year.

Review: Was Zac Brown Band worth $194? A subjective analysis of State Fair's most expensive ticket

September 2
In its grandstand debut, the popular country hitmakers delighted a sell-out crowd of 13,185.

Minnesota State Fair

Coverage of the annual Minnesota State Fair. including food reviews, grandstand concert performances, full daily schedules, live video and a fairground map.