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Minnesota State Fair

September 8, 2018
Ribbon winners in poultry herdsmanship at the Minnesota State Fair were (left to right) Joel Kowalke, Samuel Kluck, Henry Thorson, and Mallory Kowalke. (Submitted photo)
State fair winners recognized
September 8, 2018 - 11:30am
Allison Offerdahl, a ninth grader at Park Rapids Area High School, won a Grand Champion ribbon with her Hampshire gilt Kason. Submitted photo.
Park Rapids sisters win top honors at Minnesota State Fair
September 8, 2018 - 8:00am
August 29, 2018
Haakon P. Vaadeland of Park Rapids puffs himself up in an effort to get his rooster "Rocky" to crow,as 12 roosters competed in the crowing contest to see which bird could call the most times in half an hour, at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Wednesday, Aug. 29.  Rocky placed third with 34 crows. The winner crowed 49 times to advance to Thursday's finals. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press)
Western Minnesota roosters have something to crow about at state fair
August 29, 2018 - 9:19pm
August 24, 2018
Minnesota State fair breaks first-day attendance record
August 24, 2018 - 9:38pm
June 19, 2018
Mangonada Shave Ice at Minnesnowii Shave Ice. Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair
27 new foods, 5 new vendors announced for Minnesota State Fair
June 19, 2018 - 7:32pm
May 23, 2018
Recording artist Clay Walker performs before a Tennessee Titans game in 2017. George Walker IV/The Tennessean via USA TODAY Sports
Acts set for Minnesota State Fair’s biggest free stage
May 23, 2018 - 10:20am
August 30, 2017
Adeline Bjorklund poses with her voice coach and accompanist, Beth Grafenstein. Grafenstein teaches choir at Nevis Public School, where Bjorklund will be a fourth grader. (Submitted photo)
Hubbard County singer advances at Minnesota State Fair Talent Show
August 30, 2017 - 8:16am
August 25, 2017
Emily Annexstad, a 19-year-old college student from St. Peter, Minn., representing Nicollet County, second from left, was crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 23. Matt Addington / Special to Forum News Service
U of M student named Princess Kay of the Milky Way
August 25, 2017 - 8:32am
February 22, 2017
Local veterinarian Kevin Haroldson (right) will be honored with the 2016 Distinguished Veterinary Service Award for his dedication to the Minnesota State Fair's Miracle of Birth Center. (Submitted photo)
Park Rapids veterinarian awarded for work at state fair birth center
February 22, 2017 - 10:36am