Rob Summerbell has had a goal in life: trying to get you not to take life so seriously. Read more →
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Tag: Minnesota State Fair
What happens if you take three of the most impressive people in Minnesota and stick them out at the Minnesota State Fair? Read more →
Dick and Donna Mueller, who started the cheese curd craze at the fair decades ago, had hoped to retire and hand the booth over to younger members of the family. The State Fair board said no. After two months of wrangling, the family said Tuesday they’re calling it quits. Read more →
The owners of the original cheese curd booth at the Minnesota State Fair are threatening to sue if the fair doesn’t allow the business to remain at the fairgrounds. Read more →
Dick and Donna Mueller, who started the cheese curd craze at the fair decades ago, want to retire and hand the booth over to younger members of the family. The State Fair says ‘no’. Read more →
Dick and Donna Mueller started the cheese curd craze with an iconic yellow building on Dan Patch Avenue, but they’re ready to retire. Read more →
Can we get a little bit of love for the Star Tribune today? Specifically, for reporter Liz Sawyer who has solved the mystery caused by this photo, uploaded to Facebook on Sunday by award-winning 17-year-old photographer Gabrielle Bremer of Barnum. Read more →
The Dixie Chicks announced today they’ll play the Minnesota State Fair next August. It’s the first tour of the United States in 10 years for the group that paid a terrible price for having an unpopular opinion.
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If art is supposed to generate a reaction and generate discussion, Nick Rindo’s cropseed portrait of Bill Cosby is art. Read more →
It isn’t really State Fair season until Brian Sorenson releases his State Fair Bingo cards.
That day came today.
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Largely on the strength of overwhelming evidence from my former colleague Nikki Tundel, I’ve come to believe that as great as the Minnesota State Fair is, the Iowa State Fair is better. Read more →
If nothing else, at least the Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair will provide a reason for the media coverage at the Fair to be about something important. Read more →
This day had to happen sooner or later. The all-you-can-drink $1 milk at the Minnesota State Fair is no more. It’s going to cost $2. Read more →
One observation about working the MPR booth at the State Fair again this year pretty much mirrors the observation from previous years: We need to be more like kids. P.O.S. (Stefon Alexander) had just started his performance with Mary Lucia on The Current yesterday afternoon when he stopped and told a young lady she could Read more →