Minnesota Fair Food Not Just Deep Fried

By Don Davis Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or even, on one of the hottest fair days ever, a cold milkshake. It was not his favorite fair food, which is a…
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Lawmakers Question Disaster Bill

Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed to plug holes left by federal funding.

Heat Centers On State Fair

By Don Davis The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday. “Just waiting for ice cream,” dad Greg Bennett said. Carter…
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Political Notebook: Farnsworth Not Well-known Name At State Fair

Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened. It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this year. And the Farnsworth name is not a draw like “Dayton” or “Klobuchar.”

Special Session Decision: School Payments Vs. Farmer Tax

Republicans who essentially set the agenda for a special legislative session said Wednesday that it was more important to repay schools than to overturn a new tax affecting farmers.