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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

Minnesota Woman Chows Down 93 Different State Fair Foods For Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

Minnesota On a Stick

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The leaves clinging to the few live branches on the tall trees alongside the freeway waved listlessly in a dry wind as we drove to the airport. We flew out of drought-stricken Los Angeles for Minnesota, the land of a thousand lakes.

Historic Photos from the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

For 12 glorious days the people of Minnesota (and all visitors to the state who are most welcome) immerse themselves in all things Fair-related; even those who don't go every year know all about it.

Captain Morgan, Batman and Pursuit of Satisfaction

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.21.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I've changed sides in the carnival world, I've gone from "ride jockey" running rides to "jointee," working games.

Blink, Eureka, Aha: Inspiration in Oz, Disney World, Carnivals

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I believe traveling carnivals are worthy of study because they operate so close to the heartbeat of local epicenters -- neighborhoods, churches, commercial hubs. At that spot they increase the pulse with sights, sounds, tastes and thrills.

11-Year-Old's Dubstep Dance Performance Will Blow Your Mind

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Shane Mokua, only 11 years old, gave an incredible performance at Minnesota State Fair's recent amateur talent contest. Mokua's dubstep dance skills t...

6 State Fairs For Fearless Foodies

MiniTime | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Comet Corn; Minnesota State Fair) Move over, Ferris wheels and arcade games. Step aside, pageants and prized hogs. These days, the most talke...

71 Days Till Minnesota Votes on My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Right now in Minnesota, it's all about the State Fair! The first building my friend and I just had to rush into was the horticulture building. Who knew Seed Art would feature so many people opposing the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota?

PHOTOS: Artist Creates Sculpture Using 500 Pounds Of River Garbage

Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

Some sculptors work with marble or bronze. For one artist in Minnesota, trash proved to be another medium that leaves a lasting impression. Raina B...

Farm-Inspired Fashion: The Next Big Idea?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Sure, Old MacDonald had himself a successful farm, but these days, an oink oink here and a moo moo there just doesn't cut it. Farm Boy & Girl was star...

Al Franken Draws Map Of U.S.--From Memory

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Senator Al Franken drew a surprisingly accurate map of all fifty U.S. states at the Minnesota State Fair recently. The senator from Minnesota demons...

Franken Calms Down Health Care Opponents (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While coverage of the health care reform debate has focused on yelling, booing and fistfights, not all engagements between lawmakers and constituents ...

Food on a Shtick: The Minnesota State Fair and the Republican National Convention

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

I'm sure I'm not alone among like-minded food professionals: watching the Republican Convention has, for me, resulted in a powerful urge to eat the mo...