Plans for Minnesota’s State Fair are coming together. The Minnesota State Fair’s general manager, Jerry Hammer, announced Thursday that his team is still planning to host the fair this summer. Hammer says that the current COVID-19 outlook is encouraging right now, but he added that the event will likely include coronavirus safety precautions. The fair was canceled last year because of COVID-19, marking the first time the fair had been canceled in nearly three-quarters of a century. The last time the fair was canceled was back in 1946, due to the polio pandemic.
MN Moving Forward With State Fair Plans
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-01T06:35:24-06:00March 1st, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!