Minnesota State Fair

Whole Batch of Concerts Announced At The Lights, MN State Fair and Target Field

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Country music artist Granger Smith is bringing his farewell tour to The Lights in West Fargo. He’ll take the stage, along with his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr., on Saturday, July 22. Smith recently announced his decision to leave country music after touring for 24 years and instead turn to the ministry. Tickets can be found…

Minnesota State Fair urges, but won’t require masks

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Minnesota State Fair officials are strongly urging fairgoers to mask up both inside and outside, but stopped short of imposing any mandates to fight the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Fair officials issued updated health guidance urging masks indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people; outdoors in crowded settings, especially for the unvaccinated; and…

Group sues for right to carry guns at Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A gun owners’ group is suing the Minnesota State Fair and Ramsey County, demanding that permit holders be allowed to carry handguns on the fairgrounds during the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The lawsuit by the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus argues that the State Fair’s ban on weapons violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms….

The Minnesota State Fair goes virtual

The At-Home Edition will run August 27 through September 7.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–While Minnesotans may not be able to visit the State Fair grounds, they will still be able to enjoy fair favorites from the comfort of their own home. The Minnesota State Fair is hosting what it calls an At-Home Edition which will run August 27 through September 7. The State Fair will be posting daily fun facts, demonstrations…

Social Distancing: Princess Kay Crowned Despite Cancelled State Fair

Keeping A Buttery Tradition Alive During COVID-19

  The Minnesota State Fair is a casualty of the pandemic this year, but a key part of the fair continues this morning with some social distancing measures in place. Have you ever seen a beauty queen crowned wearing a mask? Midwest Dairy crowned the 67th annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday, 19-year-old Brenna Connelly from Byron, Minnesota….

Social Distancing: Ode To A Butter Queen

A Minnesota Tradition Carries On During COVID-19

  I’m kind of feeling drained at the end of the week. It’s Friday. Infection numbers are rising in North Dakota and a lot of places. All this bleak news can feel like it’s flattening and suffocating you. But then, one buttery ray of sunlight helped make things better this week. The Minnesota State Fair is cancelled this year, but…

2020 Minnesota State Fair Canceled

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota State Fair, known as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, has been canceled. The fair was scheduled for August 27 through September 7. This will mark only the sixth time the fair has been canceled since its inception. State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said canceling the fair was not a difficult decision, but “the only decision.” The…

Pedestrian Struck, 3 Wounded by Gunfire Outside State Fair

St. Paul police say it was a chaotic close to the Minnesota State Fair.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–St. Paul police say it was a chaotic close to the Minnesota State Fair as a pedestrian was struck by a car and three men were wounded by gunfire. Authorities say an altercation broke out about 10:20 p.m. Monday outside a fair gate and a woman was hit by a vehicle. She’s in critical condition at Regions Hospital….