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August 20, 2015
Dakota County Fair Photos
Check out our photos from the last week at the Dakota County Fair.
August 20, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 9, 2015
Pictures will replace poultry at this year's fair
You will find photos, not feathers, in the poultry barn at the year’s Dakota County Fair. With a statewide ban on poultry exhibitions this...
July 9, 2015 - 8:52am
June 25, 2015
Beware cheap county fair tickets
Be careful where you get your Dakota County Fair carnival passes this year. No matter how good a deal you get, they might not be worth what you’re paying for them. The fair discovered several of this year’s Passport to Fun vouchers missing from a package it received earlier this...
June 25, 2015 - 9:06am
June 4, 2015
4-H scrambles for poultry replacements
About the only thing certain when it comes to the poultry barn at this year’s Dakota County Fair is that there will be something in it and...
June 4, 2015 - 9:31am
August 19, 2010
When weather cooperated, fair went well
For much of last week's run of the Dakota County Fair, it seemed like Mother Nature was determined to keep people at home. If it wasn't 95 degrees...
August 19, 2010 - 9:55am
Letters: Fair judges should lighten up
To the editor, Surprised to find so many categories of photo entries in this year's Dakota County Fair art show with no blue ribbon winners, I was told by a couple of the helpers in the art building that, "if the judge doesn't feel any of the entries are worthy of a blue ribbon,...
August 19, 2010 - 9:48am
Column: Lessons learned at the fair
The Dakota County Fair is a remarkable event. It's one of the rare opportunities in this world to indulge guilt-free in massive quantities of artery-clogging food, ogle livestock and cheer as strangers ram headlong into each other in an event that is the daydreams of any driver trapped...
August 19, 2010 - 9:47am
August 13, 2010
Column: A lifetime at the county fair
It's Monday afternoon, and I'm at my desk. I've been to the 2010 Dakota County Fair once already, and I've got to say - I love this time of year. Sure, it's a pretty steamy day, and sure, wandering through the heat and humidity already has me feeling like a good nap would hit the...
August 13, 2010 - 7:52am
August 12, 2010
The finer points of showing cows
Though we live in a community that has quite a few large family farms, there's very few of us who actually live on these farms. Very few of us...
August 12, 2010 - 10:32am
August 11, 2010
Off the lawn and into the pit
Garden tractors have long been useful tools for hacking away at overgrown lawns, but at this year's Dakota County Fair the normally peaceful...
August 11, 2010 - 3:21pm
Animals need adjusting, too
Hal Brown's first introduction to animal chiropractic was while he was still studying chiropractic therapy for humans. In one class, he watched a video that showed a cowboy in South Dakota adjusting horses. At the time, Brown dismissed the concept as impossible - chiropractic for...
August 11, 2010 - 3:21pm
Earn that fair food: Go for a run in the fair's first 5K
The 2010 Great Prairie Dakota Dash 5K run at the Dakota County Fair is planned for 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 at the fairgrounds. It will be the first time that the fair has played host to a fun run, but organizer Todd McIntyre hopes it won't be the last. "We thought the fair would...
August 11, 2010 - 3:18pm
August 10, 2010
Fair photo of the day
August 10, 2010 - 10:41am
August 9, 2010
It's Monday morning. It's steamy-warm outside. It's one week until the opening day of the Dakota County Fair. And there's a 5x5-foot patch of...
August 9, 2010 - 8:00am
August 5, 2010
Dakota County shows its skills
For more than a decade, the Dakota County Fair has played host to a showing of talent. A gallery of acts from singers and songwriters, to instrumentalists, dancers and gymnasts. The event has no rehearsals or run-thrus. It is not professionally televised or expertly edited. Instead,...
August 5, 2010 - 11:09am