Minnesota State Fair

The Star News will be putting together some local coverage of the Minnesota State Fair, and we would love to hear what ideas you have for stories. Do you know a local vendor who will be selling products or food there? How about someone competing at the State Fair? We’re also interested in any other [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer If you live in Minnesota, it’s hard to miss the media barrage surrounding the State Fair. TV news anchors report from the fair. They give rundowns on this year’s hot fair food and midway rides. Newspapers publish the numbers: how many people through the gates, how far they’ve driven to [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The humble beginnings of Chuba Co. had little to do with laying groundwork for the future of a construction and remodeling business or casting long-range visions of what that could mean for the building trade. “It wasn’t really a thought to start a company,” said Denny Chuba, the founder, who began [...]

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Click here to read about area prize winners at the Minnesota State Fair. Blue Ribbon Honey Carrot Spice Cake Nancy Lloyd, Serves 10-12 3/4 cup butter 1-1/2 cups honey 3 eggs 3 cups carrots, finely grated 3/4 cup golden raisins, plumped for 2-3 minutes in orange juice in microwave 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup [...]

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Will you be part of the Minnesota State Fair in some way this year? The Star News is looking to feature local residents and their State Fair connections. If you have a story idea, contact Editor Jim Boyle at 763-241-3670 or editor.erstarnews@ecm-inc.com.

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Click here to read about Julie Nathe of Elk River, who won a number of ribbons at the 2011 State Fair. Local State Fair finishers, as of Sept. 7. Honey & Bee Culture Light amber honey, liquid, open class Quality Honey & Bees Joerg Kessler, Ramsey, 2nd Honey, 10-12 oz. squeeze, liquid, open class Quality [...]

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  •Admission: Adults (13-64): $12; Seniors (65 & over): $10; Kids (5-12): $10; Children under 5: free. •Deals: Save up to $3 with pre-fair discount admission tickets available for $9. Save $5 on ride and game tickets by pre-purchasing a sheet of 20 for $10. Save $1 on Blue Ribbon Bargain Books, available in advance [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Every night at 6 p.m. crowds converge at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair to witness an event almost as legendary as corn dogs and cotton candy. The annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest semifinals draw hundreds of fairgoers who grab a seat, or [...]

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