Minnesota Public Radio: County fair organizers across Minnesota face tough decisions

EXCERPT: “There won’t be a Washington County Fair this summer. Or a Freeborn County Fair in southern Minnesota. So far, about 1 in 3 Minnesota county fairs have been canceled for this summer, with more expected to follow in the wake of last week’s cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair. While 4-H is working on alternative ways for members to present projects at both county and state levels, compared with a chance to eat fair food with her friends and visiting relatives, Haveman said, it just won’t be the same. Organizers of fairs that have not yet called off plans for 2020 are trying to decide whether they can hold their events safely. Those decisions have huge ripple effects for local businesses, fundraisers, and family traditions.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/2TIaJSp