Deep-Fried Alligator came to the fair with some fanfare in 1997, and it’s still going strong. Blarney Beans, however, were introduced in 2012 and have disappeared.
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This year, the third generation of Old Millers — John and Marna Keenan, who are in their 70s — enjoyed their first truly relaxing summer ever, after the family sold the historic ride in January to the State Fair.
Starting around 2008, the fair media team realized that they were sitting on some valuable information. Hence the birth of the annual new food rollout.
The 104-year-old carousel continues to operate its normal summer hours, though many volunteers departed after Colleen Murphy Roth was recently ousted as director of the nonprofit that runs the attraction.
MinnPost is marking its 10th anniversary with a series called 10 at 10, a look back at the stories that have stuck with us.
While fair-goers will have to decide for themselves about the political utility of the booths, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to critique the important things: style, location and stuff.
A rundown of events around the state celebrating the 4th of July.
Johnson was raised at Glensheen, the Congdon mansion in Duluth, and lived her adult life in Racine, Wisconsin. She believed her sister, Marjorie, was involved in the murder of their mother.
The Fellows will receive up to $100,000 to develop leadership skills that they can then use to develop their communities. This year’s group includes many immigrants and a selection from North Minneapolis.
Twenty eight years ago, Peter Boehm and Nancy Peterson organized an effort to save the historic carousel. Now the couple is quietly stepping down.