State Fair business is called good, not gold The Great Minnesota Get Together draws nearly 2 million people every summer. That foot traffic makes it a choice location for nearly 800 businesses, including newcomer Mancini's restaurant. But profits don't come easy.
It's a dangerously, historically hot day at the State Fair This year's State Fair will go down as one of the hottest in Minnesota weather history. If you're planning on heading to the fair despite the heat, there are a couple of places around the grounds to keep in mind if you need to cool off.
State Fair U: How 'bout them apples? The MPR Morning Edition crew is setting out to learn something new about the world every day using the State Fair as a classroom. Inside the Horticulture Building, Peter Moe gave producer Jim Bickal a lesson in Minnesota-style apple-making.
Yosemite feels heat from secord-breaking Rim Fire Inaccessible terrain, strong winds and bone-dry conditions have hampered their efforts to contain the Rim Fire, which began Aug. 17 and has grown to become one of the biggest in California history.
104 drunken-driving deaths in Minn. last year The number of drunken-driving arrests continues a declining trend since 2008, but still average 78 per day. Of those arrested, almost 11,500, or 40 percent, had at least one prior DWI.
Questions still loom over Vikings offense Minnesota Vikings fans were excited to see Adrian Peterson on the field at last night's preseason game in San Francisco. But if you blinked, you might have missed him. Peterson was only in for two plays and never touched the ball. The 49ers beat the Vikings 34-14. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the team's third preseason game which saw the starters play into the third quarter.
Tell us: Is playing football good for kids? Parents who are looking for authoritative answers to their questions about the safety of youth football, hockey and other sports may just have to wait, reports the Daily Circuit blog.
The Replacements make a triumphant reunion Leave it to Paul Westerberg to figure out the perfect way to break the ice about the Replacements' 22-year-long leave from the stage. For 25 years we've been having a wardrobe debate. It was unresolved," he laughed. And then they were off.
Minn. Capitol lawn about to go as renovation nears Minnesota's front lawn is about to be ripped up. As soon as this week, crews working on the state Capitol renovation project will begin taking up big sections of the green space in front of the building.
Churches changing bylaws after same-sex marriage ruling Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although there have been lawsuits against wedding industry businesses that refuse to serve gay couples, attorneys promoting the bylaw changes say they don't know of any lawsuits against churches.
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