Why drive to the Great Minnesota Get-Together when the options to bus or bike are so much more fun and less stressful?
“People will walk a lot more than they say they will”—that’s the final observation in Bill Lindeke’s list from the State Fair. I was curious how much I do walk at the State Fair, so this year I took my GPS along. How much did I walk? About seven and a half miles. For most […]
In the summer of 2013–while underemployed and strapped for cash–I took a gig pouring beer for one of the vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. The job was rewarding enough that I have continued working every summer, even though my employment situation has improved since 2013. This summer is my sixth year working the Minnesota […]
Much like Al’s Breakfast, the State Fair revels running against the conventional wisdom about what Minnesotans want in an urban experience. That’s one of the big reasons I enjoy going, and make sure to do so each year. There’s a lot that urban designers and decision makers can learn from the fairgrounds, and here are […]
Just saw this on the Metro Transit website (the Rider’s Almanac) and had to pass it on. Here’s the link. http://www.metrotransit.org/a-city-commute-in-crop-art
Nearly every year, I go with my pals to the Minnesota State Fair to sketch people because it is one of the few places in the Twin Cities where I can see a variety of Minnesotans walking around, engaged in different activities on a public place. While I was sketching the throngs of fair-goers tramping down […]
No, this isn’t a video about rampant illicit drug use at the great Minnesota get together. It’s a timelapse video shot 6 years ago by Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin. I imagine many of the same things are taking place this year as I contemplate the even heavier than usual car traffic passing through my neighborhood […]
It’s the end of summer on streets.mn, but not too late to squeeze a little more fun out of it before it’s time for school on Tuesday. State Fair: The Great Minnesota Get Together ends tomorrow, so streets.mn readers still have time to see Eco Experience exhibits, argue with Move.mn representatives, talk to political candidates […]