Good Question: Reply All: State Fair HistoryThere’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.
Teen Dies After Suffering Head Injury At Wis. State FairA 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.
Troubled ‘Stratosphere’ Is Reopened At The Fair 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.
2 Diagnosed With Swine Flu After Wis. State Fair Two people in Wisconsin diagnosed with swine flu got it at the Wisconsin State Fair.