Author: Barb Teed

Minnesota State Fair New Foods

The Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods to the 2017 Great Minnesota Get-Together menu. This year’s list of new menu items includes small plates, sandwiches, savory entrees, sweet treats, breakfast and gluten-free options, and several blends of flavor and spice. In total, nearly 500 foods are available at 300 different concession locations throughout the fairgrounds. Imagination seems to be the theme of what to call a new dish at the State Fair. Who wouldn’t want to try a new food item called “Bacon Fluffernutter.” Just the name alone will make Fair visitors curious. There’s a Double Dose of...

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PHOTOS | Ice Castles at Mall of America wow visitors

Ice Castles at the Mall of America Barb Teed /Photos: Jeff Rutherford Although the attraction is named “Ice Castles,” visitors expecting a more traditional, Winter-Carnival-style castle with blocks of ice stacked one on top of another will experience a different sight. Ice Castles gives an appearance of a fortress of ice rising straight out of the ground, said co-owners and Utah residents Brent Christensen and Ryan Davis in their proposal to the City of Bloomington. So unique is their fortress of ice that Christensen and Davis have a patent pending on their method. Icicle harvesting Icicles are created and...

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