North Dakota State Fair Underway in Minot


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N.D. ( More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the annual State Fair after flooding canceled the event last year.

North Dakota State Fair Manager Renae Korslien. Photos by Steve Urness.

Manager Renae Korslien tells us that the spirit of the North Dakota State Fair is live and well. She says you can see it in the excitement of the vendors as they set up for the great North Dakota get together for the first time in two years.

Lori Crowson of Clinton Missouri says it's nice to be back in Minot after the flood knocked out the fair last year. Crowson is part of the free exhibit known as the "Fur Traders Rendezvous." Photos by Steve Urness.

The new $15 million Grandstand at the North Dakota State Fair.

A number of free events are available daily like the Swampmaster Alligator Show, Kids Kingdom, Cock-A-Doodle Zoo & Milk a Cow, Daryl’s Racing Pigs, Welde’s Big Bear Show, Fur Traders Rendezvous and the North Dakota Game & Fish Department’s Outdoors skills park for kids and adults to cast off a line in the improved fishing pond.

Dakota Country Radio's Steve Urness stands in back of the NDSU Division I National Championship Football Team trophy inside the State Fair Center Expo building on the fairgrounds in Minot.

The North Dakota State Fair offers a lot of fun activities for the entire family to see and participate in during the 9 day run in Minot.

Beyond Reality Virtural Experience ride at the State Fair. Photos by Steve Urness.

“Kid Rock’ with special guest “Uncle Kracker” take Grandstand stage Friday night at 8pm and the “Zac Brown Band” will pump out some positive energy on Saturday night at 8pm. Congratulations to Bonnie Wieck, Nancy Shea and Kari Sauer all of Valley City for winning tickets to see “Zac Brown” on Saturday.

Lots of great exhibits to see at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Photos by Steve Urness.

The State Fair runs now through July 28 in Minot. For more details go to their website

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  1. Gin Sacca Reply

    Heard they don’t have nearly enough security as 2 of my friends were attacked and nothing was done by the security people there! Disgusting!!!!

  2. Two women WERE attacked by men, their arms were held down and punched/assaulted repeatedly by these men, the State Fair security did nothing, Why? Comments regarding this atrocity are being deleted from their site, they are trying to cover it up. This needs to be investigated!

  3. Nevergoingback Reply

    Join in the fun??? Lots of assualt on women, children by their own fathers, sexual assaults Not my idea of a good time!. Head of Security Ken Alexzander admits they do not hire enough staff to keep ANYONE safe! he admitted this to me as I was standing in front of him bleeding after a second unprovoked attack. He did not offer emt, an anbulance or to call the cops is all of Minot related?? That they need to cover up the horrific incidents that happen at the fair???