Wander Minnesota: August FestivitiesHard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration. The number of events around the state reaches a peak this month. There are some biggies, like the Renaissance Festival opening Aug. 16, and, of course, the Minnesota State Fair, opening Aug. 21.
Charges: Coach Photoshopped Student Into Child PornA Brooklyn Park volleyball coach faces felony charges for allegedly having child porn on his computer and photoshopping images of a student he knew onto pornographic pictures.
Johnson Says He Won't Go Negative On GOP Rivals Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he doesn't intend to wage a negative campaign against three fellow GOP hopefuls who are challenging him in an August primary.
Holiday Hiring Already In August? You BetThe State Fair is still a week away, but stores are already thinking ahead to winter. From the decorations to the seasonal hiring, the holidays are trending earlier and earlier each year. Michael Hagie, owner of the 50th and France boutique Gather, said inquiries for holiday gifts started months ago.
Trees Showing Early Signs Of FallOur soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.
The Postal Service Heads To Roy Wilkins This SummerThe Postal Service has announced a stop in St. Paul as part of its first tour in about a decade.
Minnesota Primaries One Week AwayOne week from today, Minnesota voters go to the polls in a primary election to narrow the list of candidates for the November campaigns.
August's Veteran Of The Month: Virgil BradleyVirgil Bradley was born at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and as his father was in the Air Force, he grew up on military bases all over the country.

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