The North End Event Center opened this year to welcome traveling exhibits. (Courtesy Minnesota State Fair)
Minnesota State Fair additions reflect a philosophy of improvement
Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said he believes it’s easy to fall into the “tradition trap.” Many state fairs and long-standing organizations become victims of it.  

“I’ve seen some good quotes, but the best one is, ‘Tradition is an excuse for not thinking,’” he said.

So, Hammer has worked to keep ...


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