Wisconsin State Fair
There’s so much history to the Great Minnesota Get-Together that we thought we’d let the fairgoers ask their Good Questions. Stacey Foust wanted to know: How old is the Grandstand? Built in 1909, the Grandstand is now 104 years old. According the Minnesota State Fair archivist, the original two-decked wooden Grandstand, built in 1885, was razed after the 1908 State Fair.
A Mount Horeb teen has died after suffering a head injury at the Wisconsin State Fair. A report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says 19-year-old John Klossner fell from the back of a pickup truck at the fair on Aug. 3.
A highly-anticipated State Fair ride is back up and running Saturday night after malfunctioning twice. The Stratosphere is a one-of-its-kind swing ride that’s new on the Mighty Midway. On Thursday and again on Friday, the ride got stuck and stranded some people in the air.
Two people in Wisconsin diagnosed with swine flu got it at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Wisconsin State Fair Park officials are instituting some changes following at least two dozen arrests and injuries to park police officers during opening day of the fair.