Weather Forecast

It was not only "chicken-n-chops" that were charbroiled at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. A slim fair crowd was, too, but many took advantage of sprinklers placed around the fairgrounds to allow people to cool off. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

State fair center of heat wave

Email News Alerts

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair.

The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday.


“Just waiting for ice cream,” dad Greg Bennett said.

Carter Bennett, 13, suggested a way to beat the heat: “The haunted house is air conditioned.”

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.