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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,...
opinion / letters
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 landscaping tools are going to unleash a whole new kind of destruction. The lawn tractors and their drivers will be set lose on each other...
news / outdoors
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...
news / sports
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...
news / outdoors
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
Showing off their bunny hops
Agility training is a phrase often associated with dogs, but have you ever seen a rabbit weave through cones and leap over a jump two or three times its height? If you frequent the Dakota County Fair, you may have. Dakota County 4H members have been showing off their bunnies' skills...
August 5, 2010 - 11:07am
Competitions require kids to hang on tight
What's more fun than watching a small child in a hockey helmet try to ride a sheep? Well, seeing a young teen try to catch a 150-pound calf or wrestle a greased pig might be close. If any of that sounds like good, not-so-clean fun, grab a malt from the 4H stand,find a seat outside...
August 5, 2010 - 11:03am
Dakota County Fair schedule
August 9 8 a.m. 4-H horse judging -- Western Pleasure Horse Arena Noon Fair opens 2 p.m. 4-H beef cow/calf judging, Swine Barn Arena 4 p.m. Kids wolf howling contest with Woods, Wolves, Wildlife, north end of grounds 5 p.m. 4-H Share the Fun, performing...
August 5, 2010 - 11:01am
Talking with Don Storlie: Running the fair's a big job
Three years ago, Don Storlie sold the business he'd built and run for more than 30 years. He's far from retired, though. These days, Storlie...
August 5, 2010 - 10:22am