The Minnesota State Fair - the so-called "Great Minnesota Get-Together" kicks off August 24. If past years attendance records are any indication, thousands of people will visit the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights to get an up-close and personal look at the people, attractions, and events in person.
The pick of the crop is yours - Tuesday, August 22 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza. From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners.
Construction work on 4th Street will result in the closure of heavily-used intersection at 21st Avenue East - starting August 23. The project is part of the total rebuild of 4th Street. A detour will be posted directing drivers to use 24th Avenue East and Kent Road.
You may not think so if you're breaking the law and see one coming up from behind in your rear-view mirror, but the Minnesota State Patrol vehicles have been voted some of the best looking in the country! A recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Troopers landed Minnesota in 3rd place in a field of 13.
It's a growing trend that really hit home here in the Northland recently: The Walmart in Superior remodeled their checkout area - reducing the number of cashier-manned lanes, replacing the majority of them with a large self-checkout area. In addition to the focus on waiting on yourself, they've also started providing less human cashiers in the remaining "regular" lanes. It's easy to see that the retailer is forcing people to use the self checkouts whether or not they want to.
The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried: Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list? The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.
Just when you thought you've seen it all comes this: The Trumpy Bear - a teddy bear that is (somewhat) cosmetically-accurate to the way President Donald Trump looks. Did I mention it's stuffed with an American flag?
The pick of the crop is yours - Tuesday, August 15 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza. From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners. Included on the roundup of items that will be available are locally-grown blueberries, new potatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini (of course), kale, cucumbers, and more.
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