Largely on the strength of overwhelming evidence from my former colleague Nikki Tundel, I’ve come to believe that as great as the Minnesota State Fair is, the Iowa State Fair is better.
In some future year, perhaps I’ll be able to judge this first-hand. In the meantime, I rely on the anecdotes on social media.
We can certainly quibble, but it would help your case, Minnesota State Fair, if you have a carny who gives important life advice to little kids too.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.