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‘Our First Opportunity to Show a Lot of People What Hmong Food is’: Yia Vang on Union Hmong Kitchen’s State Fair Debut

The chef talks legitimacy, diversity, and the evolution of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

September 13, 2022
Food & Drink

Corn Dogs Rule, Pronto Pups Drool

Pronto Pup? More like Pronto Suck!

September 2, 2022

I Judged Crop Art at the State Fair

What I learned as the youngest, newest, and only Black crop art judge in 2022.

August 30, 2022
Food & Drink

The New State Fair Beers of 2022, Ranked by Their Minnesota-ness

Fair Mullet, Mango Coaster, Tootsie Hop, Cucumber Summer... which is the most Minnesotan of them all?

August 24, 2022

Leslie Barlow Is the First Black Female Artist to Create MN State Fair’s Official Art

Plus a beloved coffeeshop is closing, more new unions, and 47 cats in a car in today's Flyover.


Scary Drugs Magically Attack Brave Police

Plus Jason DeRusha gets to sleep in, free music at the fair, and a one-day strike in today's Flyover.


Prince Is Coming to the State Fair?????

Plus another costly cop settlement, popular baby names, and lutefisk soup.

May 17, 2022

Hey Kids! No School Today!

Plus a report under wraps, State Fair Grandstand announcements, and the Pourhouse closes in today's Flyover.

March 8, 2022