Grandstand Hosts State Fair Amateur Contest FinalsPeople who spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair saw some rain showers off and on during the day. But fortunately, it did not disrupt a big event at the Grandstand Sunday night. It's an event as legendary as corn dogs and cotton candy.
Local Artist Trading Artwork For State Fair FoodA local artist will either starve Sunday or eat a lot of food at the Minnesota State Fair. Matt Semke says he will only eat what he trades for his artwork. Semke's goal is to complete one large painting every hour.
Hot Tail, Poutine Debut At State Fair's International BazaarTwo of the most unique State Fair foods debuted Wednesday in the International Bazaar. You've probably heard about the hot tail and kimichi poutine. Halfway through the fair, the Midtown Global Market booth switches up the vendors. Starting Wednesday, the Rabbit Hole moved in.
WCCO Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 8It was a hot and steamy Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair, but the crowds were as busy as they've ever been during this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together. And once again, WCCO Live at the Fair was jam-packed with fun segments.
Ye Old Mill, A State Fair Tradition, Celebrates 100-Year MilestoneThere must be a reason why traditions never die. One hundred years ago, John H. Keenan developed the "Tunnel of Love" that's now become a traditional centerpiece of the Minnesota State Fair. The attraction, located on the southwest corner of Carnes and Underwood on the State Fairgrounds, is as nostalgic as it is popular.
Mother Of 5 Behind 'Tipsy Pies' Hopes It's The Start To Something BigThe only new food vendor at the Minnesota State Fair this year is Sara's Tipsy Pies. Sara is a mom of five who just started her business a few years ago and is already showcasing pies with alcohol baked in.
WCCO Live At The State Fair (2015): Day 6The Great Minnesota Get-Together is about halfway through and the hot and humid conditions aren't keeping fair-goers away. There are plenty of ways to stay cool and have fun at the State Fair as we honored Military Appreciation Day.
Minnesota State Fair Opens Annual 12-Day Run ThursdayThe Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day, Sept. 7. While its roots go back to 1855, this will be the fair's 130th anniversary on its current site in Falcon Heights. The fair's oldest attraction, the Ye Old Mill water ride, turns 100 this year. Here are things to know for the 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together:
Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2015It is the day many Minnesota foodies have been waiting for: The Minnesota State Fair just announced all the delicious new food for this year's fair. The fair released the list Tuesday that features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats.
Looking For A Summer Job? Minnesota State Fair Is HiringThe Minnesota State Fair is about two months away, and officials said Tuesday their employment center is open and taking applications for those looking for work. The State Fair starts Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Labor Day in Falcon Heights.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings Make Elementary School AppearanceThe idea Wednesday morning was for the Minnesota Vikings to build a playground like they do every year -- this time in Falcon Heights. Vikings employees were able to join with volunteers and start in on construction, and they made progress. But the team never got to join because the skies opened.
2 Arrested In State Fair Armed RobberyMinnesota State Fair officials say two people are now arrested in connection with the armed robbery where suspects took more than $10,000 from a fair exhibit. The robbery occurred on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the Agriculture Horticulture Building.
2014 State Fair Sets New Record For Overall AttendanceThe Minnesota State Fair has finished with an all-time attendance record within reach. Officials will weigh fairgoers' tickets on Tuesday to determine the total attendance for the 12-day Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Timberwolves Fans Welcome Wiggins, Others At State FairAfter a month of speculation around Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins, a trade sending Love to Cleveland was completed over the weekend. In return, the Timberwolves got Wiggins, this year's No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, and Anthony Bennett, last year's No. 1 overall pick. The Timberwolves also worked out a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire Thaddeus Young, who will be the team's new power forward in Love's place.
Miracle Of Birth Center: 1 Of The Most Popular State Fair AttractionsThe Miracle of Birth Center is one of the most popular attractions at the State Fair. Along with the baby animals, you can check out a new element to the center this year.