Dan Patch

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Minnesota State Fair: Top 10 places to poop

    Note: This post is written by Jake Nyberg, partner at threevolts creative production studio and the handsome fella pictured at left (or above if you're reading this on a mobile device). Follow him on Twitter here. Much thanks to Jake for sharing his humor and, um, experiences with us. -- Aaron Rupar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Stellar state fair stand-ins: 6 fair foods available year round

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts tomorrow, and we're pumped. We love the fair. We love, love the fair. But some of you aren't going to make it. Maybe the ticket prices are too high, maybe you've had enough of the crowds, maybe it's only over-the-hill bands playing the Grandstand. No matter yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Top 5 healthy State Fair foods

    Mo Perry‚ÄčThe State Fair is the only place where even something as nutritious sounding as mixed fruit can be deep fried, impaled with a stick, and transformed into a heart attack waiting to happen. No one expects to leave the fair feeling like they just finished the Master Cleanse, but surely the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota State Fair taste test: best new foods

    These are the best new fair foods we sampled.​We put on our most obnoxious-sloganed T-shirt, slathered up with sunscreen, and braved the crowds to find out how this year's new Minnesota State Fair food options stacked up to our predictions. Here are our picks on what's worth stretching the ela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota State Fair taste test: worst new foods

    These new foods are unlikely to become classics.​When we heard about the new foods at this year's Minnesota State Fair, some sounded great, others gruesome. Would the latter taste as awful as we feared, or would we be eating our words? Here are several we sampled that aren't worth loosening th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 2, 2009

    How Minnesotan is the State Fair's fare?

    One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Freeloader Friday: June 26-28

    Nothing in life is free. Except this weekend event list.

  • Columns

    July 6, 2005

    The Autograph Man

    What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Stew Thornley's Book of the Dead

    A boneyard baedeker reveals
    where the bodies are buried

  • Restaurants

    August 25, 1999