Southwest News Media kicked off its new food series, We Tried It, at the Minnesota State Fair in August 2019. Newsroom members Melissa Turtinen and Maddie DeBilzan hit the streets at the fairgrounds to try a new Cotton Candy Milkshake IPA, Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites and the Sota Sandwich. Watch for their honest reviews. Have an idea for what they should try next? Drop a line to Melissa at