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What you need to do to your phone before going to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair’s phone app is the must-have before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to explain what you will find on it. The State Fair’s phone app is free to download for both iOS and Android devices. You can find it on the

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Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair

When I stopped by a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth, I asked the worker what was the number one question she gets. Her answer: what is going on today. Well, the State Fair has a brochure for that. Entertainment on the Fairgrounds changes daily. The theme in Dan Patch Park is different every day, the

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Minnesota State Fair Information Booths answer up to 180,000 questions a year. Here are the top 5.

There are 10 Information Booths strategically placed around the Minnesota State Fair. Fair officials tell me each booth will answer 1,200 to 1,500 questions per day. That’s up to 15,000 questions total and up to 180,000 questions over the 12 days of the State Fair. That’s in addition to the 500 phone calls the State

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Play Minnesota State Fair Bingo with this free template

The Minnesota State Fair’s website is a must-visit before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to learn about State Fair Bingo cards and how to create a custom list of what you want to see and eat at the Fair. You’ll find the State

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10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

When you look at gross sales per day, you could say the Minnesota State Fair is the biggest restaurant in the world. In 2017, they brought in over $51 million in food and beverage sales in 12 days. In comparison, Tao in Las Vegas brings in $42 million in sales over an entire year. Attendance

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The 3 best days to attend the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is over 320 acres of food on-a-stick, animals and people watching. However, when there are nearly a quarter-million people walking around — or worse, huddled in one spot eating corn-on-the-cob — you could get a bit frazzled. Historically, the State Fair sees its lowest attendance on days six and seven, which

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You can eat new State Fair foods before the Fair even starts

It’s not the most publicized, but it’s truly a fun night. And it’ll make your friends jealous. Every year on the Thursday before the Minnesota State Fair starts, traditional and new Fair food vendors gather in the International Bazaar for an event called Taste of the Fair. And you can attend. In addition to the

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The best restaurant, brewery and winery patios in Minnesota

Minnesotans know how to take advantage of summer. Heck, I’m writing this article from the rooftop of my apartment complex in downtown Minneapolis. I asked Twin Cities Live viewers and my Facebook and Twitter following which restaurants, breweries and wineries they feel have the best patios in the state. The results were a bit surprising.

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31 things to do in Minnesota this August that are not the State Fair

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Minnesota State Fair. I have an in-depth online guide about the Great Minnesota Get Together. But the media can make it feel like the State Fair is the only thing going on during the entire month of August. Here’s a list of 31 events worth checking out in

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The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Every month, Worth the Trip, my series on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live, presents the top five Minnesota spots in a particular category. And since summer is officially upon us, I had to determine who sells the best ice cream in the state. The winning locations are determined by your suggestions. Thousands upon thousands of votes

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