State Fair

Swine Barn at the State Fair
Entercom
February 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
It's a new day for one of the top livestock attractions at the Minnesota State Fair. The swine barn on the west end of the historic state fairgrounds was built 80 years ago, but recent improvments have made it a more comfortable area for fairgoers, exhibitors, and the livestock that's on display or...
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Lionel Richie on the piano
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WCCO Radio Newsroom
February 05, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The concert dates are filling up for the Great Minnesota Get-Together The Minnesota State Fair announced international music star Lionel Richie and American folk rock singer Brandi Carlile are now on the Grandstand stage lineup. Richie is scheduled to perform the night of Aug. 30 at the historic...
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Adam Lambert now sings with Queen
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Al Schoch
December 03, 2018 - 10:24 am
Queen + Adam Lambert is coming to the Xcel Energy Center. The legendary rock band, who were joined by Lambert in 2011, are heading out on 23-city tour next year. The tour starts July 10 in Vancouver and includes an Aug. 10 date in downtown St. Paul. Original Queen band members Brian May and Roger...
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Sloane Martin
September 01, 2018 - 4:49 pm
The State Fair is not just about food and entertainment. There's also plenty of opportunities to learn about multiple topics impacting the state. At the Minnesota Pollution Control Center booth, officials voicing concern about the precarious future of recycling. Recently, China's National Sword...
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Sloane Martin
August 29, 2018 - 4:43 am
Those coming to the second half of the state fair won't be seeing St. Paul Police K9 demonstrations. The Pioneer Press reports Mayor Melvin Carter asked police chief Todd Axtell to call them off in light of an ongoing audit of the K9 unit. The mayor called Axtell on Monday night, according to the...
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Military appreciation day at the state fair
Entercom
August 28, 2018 - 11:54 am
The 2018 Minnesota State Fair reaches its halfway point on Tuesday with Military Appreciation Day. This year, they're honoring women who served in the military. During a ceremony under drizzly skies, keynote speaker and Viet Nam veteran Kay Bauer said women vets still have to overcome stereotypes...
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