Minnesota State Fair

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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by Bob Grawey Staff writer If enthusiasm was a judged competition at the Minnesota State Fair, then Dustin Sims would certainly be a favorite for one of those big purple ribbons given out for the best of the best. As it is, though, the Rogers man must look with a jealous eye at his wife’s [...]

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The Minnesota State Fair is approaching quickly and Star News would like to know of people in our communities who are planning on entering something in the state’s “Great Get-Together.” Are you canning that favorite recipe of pickles your family loves, or perhaps some other garden specialty? Maybe it’s preserves, honey or something sweet like [...]

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