Minnesota State Fair

Gwen Swenson, Cindy Johnson and Anna Nelson have spent countless hours honing their crafts. For Swenson, those crafts include sewing, canning and baking. Johnson specializes in creating unique, intricate handmade garments for children. Nelson has a talent for sewing, quilting and showing general livestock. Some of those skills served the three women well during the [...]

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Mariah Huberty, of Harris, was named runner-up in the 2014 Poultry Prince and Princess Contest Aug. 24 at the Minnesota State Fair. Taking the title were 18-year-old Tyler Amick, of Austin, and Hayley Carlson, 17, of Motley, who will represent Minnesota’s $800 million poultry industry as poultry ambassadors for the next year. Joining Huberty as [...]

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The North Branch-Chisago Lakes FIRST Robotics Team 3038 will be demonstrating/competing with their robot at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29. The robot is on display in the Education Building, along with robots from other schools. Entered in the electrical division, the team hopes to capture another blue ribbon, as they have the past two [...]

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Team 3038 takes first place in electrical The North Branch-Chisago Lakes FIRST robotics team 3038 showcased their work at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, Aug. 26. Team 3038 competed in three frisbee-shooting challenges, a parking exercise and a game of tag against Isanti-County 4-H and Eagan High School, and topped both with 61 points. [...]

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Jake and Max Hageman, 14-year-old twins from Rush City, earned second place in the teen division at the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Show. “The boys did great,” said mother Connie Hageman. “All the talent was so different. I’m sure it was a hard decision.” It was a good run for the luau-sporting boys who [...]

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The North Branch-Chisago Lakes FIRST Robotics Team 3038 will be competing at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 26, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. The competition takes place in the Education Building and involves three robots competing individually in a variety of tasks to earn points. Each robot is designed to shoot Frisbees into [...]

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