Should we get used to 2 million? Or was the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together a particularly good year? Three observations show how we got there this time.
When the cold winds and dull tones of winter have set in, Minnesotans can look back at the colorful, flavorful height of summer, captured on in shades of cotton-candy pink, Sky-Glider blue, mustard yellow and dairy calico.
She was there to support her son, who was showing a project for 4-H.
For years, Dede Hard has ordered the food, organized the crew and overseen preparations. The 4-H kitchen gets the biggest food delivery at the State Fair.
The fair said the change, part of $10 million in upgrades planned for this year, will help maintain a "safe and secure environment."
Portraits of fairgoers and workers using 1800s technology; tintype photography by Alex Kormann.
From the thrill of the rollercoasters to the agony of dropped cookies we witnessed the ups and downs of a day at the State Fair.
Permits are required on some city streets to help residents park near their homes. But some people have been selling their permits to make extra money, particularly during the State Fair.
Lawsuit coincides with Health Department report recommending additional precautions at the Miracle of Birth exhibit.
Dede Hard has made sure every 4-H'er at the Minnesota State Fair has gotten three square meals a day for nearly 40 years. She retired Monday.