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Dress up your pet for your chance to win 2021 Minnesota State Fair tickets

Llama not required.

MAP: Don’t have State Fair Food Parade tickets? Go on this food crawl

There are plenty of other ways to get a taste of State Fair foods leading up to Labor Day.  Check out this list of restaurants and businesses where you can find official Fair foods.

Minnesota State Fair themed masks now available

official Fair merchandise available to public is typically not the most trendy looking stuff. However, designers did a good job creating face masks, along with a gaiter. You can get a face covering featuring Fairchild, one of the two mascots for the Fair, for $12. They're also selling a three-pack of more simplistic masks for $20. Face coverings are available in adult and youth sizes.

A Minneapolis nonprofit is giving away $250,000 in grants to LGBT individuals

PFund continues their mission where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility, and isolation.

Three must-visit LGBTQ-friendly vacation destinations

No matter if your 2020 dream vacation was happening by plane, train, or automobile—chances are COVID-19 has altered or canceled those plans. Despite COVID, LGBTQ-friendly destinations around the country are still open for business.

Watch a livestream of a princess’s likeness carved out of 90 pounds of butter

Starting Thursday, August 13, candidates will be on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to get their likeness carved out of a 90 pound block of butter. It's a Minnesota State Fair tradition that draws thousands of onlookers.

Bored at home? Compete in the Minnesota State Fair’s Cookie Decorating Contest

If you're running out of ideas to keep the kids occupied before they start some sort of school, get your family to bake cookies and compete in the Minnesota State Fair's Cookie Decorating Showcase.

GUIDE: All the ways you can celebrate the Minnesota State Fair in 2020

The 2020 Minnesota State Fair may be canceled, but State Fair officials and business owners are coming up ways you can get your fix of the Great Minnesota Get Together.

How the Minnesota Boychoir helps young men discover their identity

"With extremely limited support from home, I turned to the Boychoir family for help. I didn’t realize the mess I was in. Parents of other members saw my challenges and I was offered a job at a family restaurant, beds to sleep in and homes to stay in, and offered the acceptance I missed at home."

The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

From a bottle of wine worth your age to free car washes, I rounded up the best freebies you can snag on your birthday.