Minnesota State Fair opens: What's new The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened.7:25 a.m.
State Fair 4-H kid's cow a real 'diva' Today is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and throughout the fair we are going to introduce you to some of the more interesting animals you might encounter. This morning, 12-year-old Liz Jabs, a 4H kid from St. Charles, Minnesota tells us about her short horn heifer that she will be showing today.7:45 a.m.
Toby Keith takes State Fair spotlight There will be a party tonight at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand when Toby Keith takes the stage. Keith is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, and the star we've chosen for our Morning Edition music segment.8:49 a.m.