As a Shakopee reporter, it didn’t take me long to learn you don’t mess with Wampach’s. Either you like their food or you don’t, but nothing about that place is changing, because the customers who come have been coming for 50 years and they don’t want the walls or counter tops or food to change.

One of the most fun things to do at the Minnesota State Fair is to try the new foods and exclusive beers. This year, the fair featured 31 new foods and 53 new beverages, so we set out to try a few and let you know what you should get and what you should skip.

Have you heard of Parkrun? Join organizers for its informal introduction in Chaska at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Meet at the trail head by the Carver County Courthouse.


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