Here Comes 12-Straight Days Of State Fair FunIt's the eve of 12-straight days of State Fair fun. For Minnesota State Fair vendors, it's 12 days of 12-hour plus work. For places like The Lunchbox, it's actually 19 straight days. They open a week early for the early birds that come in to set up.
Tighter Security Measures At The State Fair This YearIn just two days, the Minnesota State Fair gates open to the public. But new security measures are already in place for a lot of the vendors who have been setting up this week. Vendors and the people who work for them have already gone through security sweeps Tuesday night, and will be subject to security sweeps throughout the course of the fair.
After 5 Years, State Fair Finally Free Of Construction WoesWith four days to go before the State Fair, it's a mad dash for vendors. Karen Rutana, owner of Rutana Concessions, has been busy with all the final details. "Getting all of my staff ready, and getting all the tickets together - those types of things,” Rutana said.
Wedding Venues, Services Seeing Rise In Bookings For This FallAccording to a study out of UCLA, 5,000 same-sex Minnesota couples are expected to get married in the next three years. And that's translating into a bit of a boom on the business side.
It's Time For The Ice Fishing ShowWith the weather turning cold, you know that ice fishermen are waiting to get on the lakes and rivers.
Mpls. Puts The 'Farmer' Back In Farmers MarketsEver wonder why a pineapple was being sold at your local Minnesota farmers market? Many have, and Minneapolis revised an ordinance to make sure the markets sell more local food, while still keeping the exotic foods, too.
Jury Selection Begins For Wally The Beer Man's TrialThe trial began Wednesday for Wally "The Beer Man" McNeil and another vendor accused of selling beer to an underage police decoy at Target Field.

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