MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik went to the Minnesota State Fair, where today is Military Appreciation Day, to ask people how they think the U.S. should respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Many fair goers he talked with said they were veterans of the Vietnam War.
Archives for August 2013
The butterflies born here are on their way south, and their offspring will eventually reach the mountain forests in central Mexico to spend the winter. Read more →
Minnesota Lake residents continue to challenge the establishment of Lake Improvement Districts, with mixed results. A LID has the authority to levy fees, or taxes based on property value. The money can be used to improve water quality. The spread of aquatic invasive species has prompted more lake property owners to ask for the authority to Read more →
Headed to the State Fair this week? Enter the gates prepared, thanks to our loyal #fairhackers.
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Fire Dog, Potato Man and a smiling cookie beckon at the State Fair. Read more →
MPR News seeks your State Fair photos. To add a bit of a creative challenge to this call for photos we are looking for your images that capture heat. You can submit you photos by adding #tellmpr to an Instagram or Twitter post, you could also add a photo to our Flickr group. We will Read more →
I'm worried we don't have enough cotton candy. #statefair #tellmpr pic.twitter.com/8II9DrSwAC — Lauren Mihajlov (@lmihajlov) August 23, 2013 #mnstatefair #tellmpr here's a photo for the flavor challenge, honey from clover to buckwheat! pic.twitter.com/qtAUZ69fUn — Julia Schrenkler (@juliaschrenkler) August 23, 2013 Photo by bfreshphoto: “Best food at the fair: comet corn. Liquid nitrogen-dipped carmel corn with Read more →
We get a lesson on how apples are bred. Read more →
Today’s #fairhack is a three-parter from Julie Blaha of Ramsey, Minn.: Hack #1: Be prepared. Plan ahead, stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes. It’s all about going in prepped and ready to go. Check out the list of events and food ahead of time, and figure out your must-sees. (If you have a smartphone, the fair’s Read more →