Walz calls for stricter punishment for shooter at Minnesota State Fair
Reacting a day after the second shooting in the proximity of the Minnesota State Fair, Governor Walz is calling for a stiff penalty for anyone who uses a firearm in a crowded area, like the fair.
Man charged with assault at Minnesota State Fair blames PTSD from witnessing George Floyd's killing
Donald Williams, who testified at trial about witnessing George Floyd's killing, blamed PTSD for why he fought with police when they tried to arrest him for a reported domestic assault.
Survey crews working to determine if tornado touched down in east metro
Strong storms that pushed through the east Twin Cities metro Saturday night took down trees, caused flooding, and knocked out power for thousands – while flooding out the Minnesota State Fair.
Minnesota State Fair safety: Fair police chief says department is prepared
Like last year, fairgoers can expect to go through metal detectors before heading into the fairgrounds. But Chief Ron Knafla says the fair has other new efforts in place to keep everyone safe.
Family of Philando Castile keeps his memory alive with fundraiser
Philando Castile was shot and killed by then St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights in 2016. On Sunday, Castile’s loved ones continued to work to keep his memory alive through the Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship Fund.
It's crunch time for Minnesota State Fair vendors with a week left
With seven days left until the Minnesota State Fair, the countdown is on, but vendors say they’re ready to welcome back pre-pandemic crowds.
State Fair vendors face unique challenges of finding employees
In a tight job market, can State Fair vendors find enough workers to serve up all the food on a stick that fair goers have come to love?
‘Funeral procession’ being held for 160 trees scheduled for removal in St. Paul
More than 150 trees have been marked for removal along Cleveland Avenue in both Falcon Heights and St. Paul, but before they’re gone tree lovers will hold a funeral for them.
Neighbors upset over 150 trees scheduled for removal in St. Paul
More than 150 trees have been marked for removal along Cleveland Avenue in both Falcon Heights and St. Paul, and some neighbors are hoping the plan construction plan that's removing them might spare a few.
Charges filed against driver in crash that killed Abby Anderson, sister of 'Gabe' Grunewald
The Ramsey County Attorney's Office has filed criminal vehicular homicide and manslaughter charges against a driver they say hit and killed Abby Anderson, the sister of late track star Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald, whose battle with cancer inspired many.
Minnesota State Fair reinstating police department
After dismantling its police force earlier this year, the Minnesota State Fair confirmed Monday it is reinstating its police department.
Minnesota State Fair records 1.3M attendance, lowest turnout since 1977
The Minnesota State Fair recorded just over 1.3 million guests this year, marking the lowest attendance numbers in 44 years.
Creativity shines at llama and alpaca costume contest at Minnesota State Fair
At the Minnesota State Fair, 4-Hers and their llamas and alpacas go head-to-head in a costume competition that's focused on showmanship and having fun.
Long-time Minnesota State Fair butter sculptor honored as she retires after 50 years of work
The Minnesota State Fair is saying goodbye to a fair institution as Linda Christensen, the artist who created more than 550 Princess Kay butter sculptures over the past 50 years, heads into retirement.
Minnesota State Fair sees lowest single-day attendance number in 20 years
Day 1 got off to a slow start as heavy rain and COVID-19 concerns led to the lowest single-day attendance at the fair in at least 20 years.
The Minnesota State Fair is back: What you need to know
The gates are open for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. Here's everything you need to know if you're planning to attend.
68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
The Minnesota State Fair has its new Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
No guns allowed at Minnesota State Fair, judge rules
People with carry permits will not be able to bring their guns into the Minnesota State Fair, according to a ruling handed down by a Ramsey County District Court judge Wednesday.
Minnesota State Fair kickoff: Vendors excited for fair start despite COVID-19 trepidations
As they make their final preparations, vendors say they are happy and excited to be back at the Minnesota State Fair, despite the worries the recent surge in delta variant COVID-19 cases has caused.
Judge promises quick ruling on guns at Minnesota State Fair
A judge on Thursday promised a quick ruling on whether people with permits to carry firearms can bring their guns into the Minnesota State Fair, which opens in one week.