Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota State Fair’

In spite of my loathe/hate relationship with the Minnesota State Fair, last Saturday Esteban and I fulfilled our legal obligation as residents of our fair state and attended the annual event. There are three things you need to know about this 320-acre cornucopia of farm animals, crop art, and questionable foods: 1. it’s smelly, 2. […]


Each year, Labor Day marks the end of the Minnesota State Fair. Most Twin Citians have long since lost their ties to Minnesota’s agricultural roots. But for 10 days in late summer, the State Fair lets us remember that vanishing history. Of course, that’s just one of the reasons why more than 1.5 million people […]


In February 2010, I was fortunate to attend a taping of A Prairie Home Companion at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. I got some great advice that night (“Don’t talk about your problems; talking about your problems only makes you discover new ones”). I laughed out loud at Garrison Keillor’s stories and I got […]