MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2020 Minnesota State Fair has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair’s governing board voted unanimously Friday to cancel the event after the event’s general Jerry Hammer, said it was impossible to proceed. He told the board that if they were somehow able to stage the fair despite the pandemic, it wouldn’t look like a normal fair. This is the sixth time the Minnesota State Fair has been canceled. The last was in 1946 due to a polio epidemic.
State Fair Officially Canceled for 2020
By Ashley Hanley|2020-05-22T11:27:52-05:00May 22nd, 2020|
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!