Minnesota State Fair

Local ribbon winners at the Minnesota State Fair, in selected categories. Baked Products Cookies & Bars Chocolate chips, with oatmeal Carrie Sharpe, Zimmerman, 4th Bars with nuts, fruit and/or chips, trail mix Carrie Sharpe, Zimmerman, 4th Light, rolled flat, no frosting Carrie Sharpe, Zimmerman, 3rd Dark, rolled flat, no frosting Carrie Sharpe, Zimmerman, 2nd   [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A 16-pound cabbage grown by Brian and Andrea Eggert, of Elk River, has taken top honors at the Minnesota State Fair. It won a blue ribbon in the largest cabbage contest. And the irony of it all is it was supposed to be a Brussels sprout. Brian had gone to [...]

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• Zimmerman teen’s love of horses, learning, photography will be quenched at State Fair by Jim Boyle Editor Anna Serbus, 17, of Zimmerman, has many passions, and she fuels most of them at state and county fairs through her involvement in 4-H programs. This year the member of Richochet Riders 4-H Club will have her photography [...]

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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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