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Fatal OHV Crash On North Dakota State Fairgrounds

MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota State Fair in Minot ends with a tragic fatal crash on the fairgrounds. The driver of an off highway vehicle swerved and struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot Sunday morning around 12:40. The male driver and female passenger were both thrown from the OHV and the driver died. The passenger has serious,…

ND State Fair Canceled

MINOT, N.D. – The North Dakota State Fair has been cancelled. Fair officials say it’s due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair board said it’s impossible to predict the scale of the pandemic. The statement said, “Our concern is for the health and safety of our community, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and all involved with the North Dakota State Fair.”…

North Dakota Fair Board Rejects Tobacco-Free Day

Fair Board President Gary Knell says it would be difficult to make a fairgrounds ban work.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota State Fair officials have decided against holding a tobacco-free day at next year’s event. The state Health Department and Bismarck tobacco prevention coalition had asked the fair board to designate Family-Military Day as smoke free at the 2020 event. Fair Board President Gary Knell says it would be difficult to make a fairgrounds ban…

Picture of Crowd Hoisting Woman In Wheelchair At Rock Concert In Minot Goes Viral

A group of good Samaritans hoisted her up on their shoulders so she could see the stage

Kate Marthaler/FacebookMINOT, ND — The best view is always from the top! At a concert for the rock band Weezer at the North Dakota State Fair last Saturday in Minot, a woman using a wheelchair got a great view. A group of Good Samaritans hoisted her up on their shoulders so she could see the stage. Kate Marthaler shared the…

Stamps Honoring State And County Fairs To Be Unveiled At North Dakota State Fair

The four new "Forever" stamps are meant to evoke a nostalgic feeling for America's fairs past and present

STAMPS-1 STAMPS-3 MINOT, ND — The COO of the United States Postal Service is heading to the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. David Williams will unveil a series of new stamps celebrating state and county fairs. The unveiling will take place at the fair on Thursday, July 25. The event will be streamed live on the U.S. Postal Service’s…

Tim McGraw, Weezer, Rick Springfield And Others To Appear At State Fair

North Dakota State Fair Runs July 19-27

MINOT, ND — Rock and country stars are heading to Minot this summer for the annual North Dakota State Fair. The Country Showpass will include Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore and Chase Rice, Midland, Ned LeDoux and Tim McGraw. The pass includes two auto events for just $110. Fans of 80’s pop music will enjoy Rick Springfield with Eddie Money and Greg…

North Dakota State Fair Ends With Announcement Of Acts For 2019

The nine-day event drew 318,348 people, the second-highest total in the 53 years of the fair

Tim McGraw & Rascal FlattsMINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota State Fair in Minot just ended over the weekend, but two big acts for next summer have already been announced. Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts will headline the 2019 North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma announced the acts during the Dierks Bentley concert on Friday night….

Two Confirmed Cases of Illness After Contact with Pigs at ND State Fair

The second person infected was a non-North Dakota resident

  MINOT, ND — Two people have confirmed cases of variant influenza after having contact with pigs at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. The child was hospitalized but has since been released and is recovering. It is the first such case of H3N2v in a child in North Dakota. It is similar to swine flu, also known as…

Fergie, Paramore to Headline ND State Fair’s Rock Concerts

Fergie is also wife to Minot-born award-winning actor Josh Duhamel

  MINOT, ND — Officials with the North Dakota State Fair have announced two rock shows for 2017…and one of them has become a favorite of the state. Eight-time Grammy award-winner Fergie is set to perform in Minot on Saturday, July 22nd. She’s well-known for her hits like “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Fergie is also wife to…