Students at one Minneapolis school won’t get to use their playground when they head back to class on Tuesday. A fire destroyed the playground equipment at Hmong International Academy near Jordan Park.
Sunday night marked the final lap for a big part of race car history in Minnesota. Raceway Park in Shakopee has been the home track to Twin Cities’ race car drivers for 57 years. Some of the best in the business have raced there, including Dale Ernhardt and Matt Kenseth. On the final night, dozens of drivers showed up to take part in the final day of racing.
Everyone had a favorite food, ride or attraction at the Minnesota State Fair. But one Twin Cities’ teen can never get enough of the River Raft Ride. Jarek Belle-Isle has cerebral palsy, which affects his muscle coordination. The condition prevents him from going on most of the rides in the midway, but the River Raft Ride has allowed him to take part in the fair fun. “It’s so much fun and I enjoy it so much,” Jarek said.
WCCO reporter Rachel Slavik pretty much tasted everything during the Minnesota State Fair. From the fried foods, to the sweets to the crazy new concoctions — she ate it all. Here’s a video compilation of her busy week to none other than Weird Al’s “Eat It.”
In Heritage Square, history meets the modern day. There, skills long forgotten are second nature to Joel Miller.
If you’re heading to the State Fair, the grandstand is always a must stop. You’ll find hundreds of vendors selling everything from clothing, to household items, to musical instruments.
When you do come out to the fair you don’t have to spend a fortune, as there are dozens of booths and vendors that have inexpensive goodies. On average a family will spend $47 per person here at the fair between the food rides and souvenirs.
Today is Seniors, Kids, and Minnesota State Patrol Day. Some vintage State Patrol Cars are on display on West Dan Patch Avenue, and you can play to win some cool State Patrol giveaways.
Day four of the Minnesota State Fair is going to be a hot one. More than 100 people have been treated so far due to the scorching heat.
At the Minnesota State Fair, Heritage Square has a tradition of old fashioned themes and history, but this year the emphasis is on its future. Organizers are considering a major renovation in that area of the grounds next year.
Every year at the Minnesota State Fair marks an anniversary for some food vendor, an exhibit and even a phrase. Be it 75 years or just 10 years, it’s the longevity of some of these attractions that make the fair so great. The fair’s slogan, “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” sums up all the fun of the Minnesota State Fair. And though it may seem timeless, the slogan is much younger than the fair’s 159 years old. It’s only 35 years old, created in 1978 by an ad company.
Whether you just want some down time away from the games and rides or want a video to remind of the fun you had, the newest attractions have it all.
The Minnesota State Fair kicks off its 12-day run on Thursday. You may think preparation leading up to the fair takes days, but it actually takes months.
The middle ages meet the 21st century as the annual Renaissance Festival kicks off Saturday morning in Shakopee. For 43 years, visitors have been hanging with kings, knights, even mermaids. King Henry lords over the 22-acre grounds.
Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.