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Ah yes, the Minnesota State Fair is into its first weekend. I am not sure I will be able to make it there this year. In case you too will miss it or are from another part of the country here is what we are missing out on.

GrandStand entertainment to include 3 Doors Down, Motley Crue, Gear Daddies, James Taylor, Martina McBride, Garrison Keillor, REO Speedwagon, and Styx.

There are a few new food vendors including spaghetti and meatballs on a stick. For those not aware everything food related, if it want to be “cool”, is on a stick.

The State Fair started in 1854 when Minnesota was a territory, not yet a state. It is the 2nd largest State Fair in the country behind Texas. Worth noting, Minnesota runs its fair for ten days. Texas lasts a month.

What many claim as one of the most significant dates in the fair's history was September 2, 1901 when then-Vice President Theodore Roosevelt first uttered, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." A few days later President McKinley would be assassinated and Roosevelt would becom President.

For my tech friends make sure to stop by the Wonder of Technology put on by the Minnesota High Tech Association.


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