Minnesota State Fair Canceled for First Time in More Than 70 Years

The general manager of the Minnesota State Fair announced Friday morning that the annual gathering will be canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve been working hard and doing our very best with preparations for the 2020 State Fair. The picture was cloudy in March, but things have cleared up considerably since then. Right now is the time of year when things need to really take off if we’re going to have a fair, but we can see that we’re out of runway and can’t get off the ground. There will be no State Fair this year,” General Manager Jerry Hammer said in a statement.

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Informal State Fair Polls Show Broad Support for Liberal Policies

Two annual Minnesota State Fair polls released Tuesday show broad support for progressive policy initiatives in the state, including driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and an end to abortion bans.

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Minnesota GOP Sent Cease and Desist Letter by State Fair Over Trump Flag Display

The Minnesota Republican Party received a cease and desist letter from the Minnesota State Fair in response to activists who were riding the popular “SkyGlider” attraction while holding Trump 2020 flags.

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FEC Complaint Alleges Ilhan Omar Used Campaign Funds for ‘Romantic Companionship’

A national non-profit has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) for her apparent use of campaign funds for “romantic companionship.”

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Bernie Sanders at State Fair: ‘Trump Is a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe, and a Religious Bigot’

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) toured the Minnesota State Fair Saturday and later spoke at a grassroots fundraiser in Minneapolis alongside Attorney General Keith Ellison, who endorsed Sanders in the campaign.

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Jason Lewis Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate at Minnesota State Fair: ‘I’m Going to Fight Back’

Jason Lewis, a former congressman from Minnesota’s Second Congressional District and popular conservative radio host, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday.

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Report: Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith’s Husband Has $1 Million Invested in Bermuda-Based Hedge Fund

Tina Smith

New reports show that Sen. Tina Smith’s (D-MN) husband has up to $1 million invested in a hedge fund based in Bermuda, a well-known tax haven. The Washington Free Beacon was the first to discover the investment, noting that the senator’s husband, Archie Smith, has an investment of possibly $1…

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Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off in Heated Debate at State Fair

Gubernatorial candidates Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN-01) and Republican Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson squared off at the Minnesota State Fair Friday in their most heated debate yet. In front of a large crowd at the St. Paul fairgrounds, the two typically cordial candidates hurled an atypical number of accusations at…

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Minnesota Politicians Invade State Fair, But Voters Want to Leave Politics At Home

Each year, the Minnesota State Fair looks more and more like a political convention, but this year fair-goers seem to have had enough of the politicization of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Both major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party and the state GOP, have booths at the fair with their respective…

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