Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A list of Hopkins residents and students who’ve been recognized at The Great Minnesota Get-Together.
The following Hopkins residents and students were listed as award winners at the Minnesota State Fair. Click here to see more of your neighbors who have received recognition at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
C.J. Renner’s work, ‘With Apologies to Beside the Sea,’ was selected for the State Fair Fine Arts show.
Hopkins artist C.J. Renner isn’t oblivious to what many people might think about the process he used to create “With Apologies to Beside the Sea”—a charcoal and pastel work he showed this year at the State Fair. Renner’s work is inspired by a piece from Robert Motherwell’s “Beside the Sea” series—a group of paintings the artist made by splashing oil paint against rag paper. While Motherwell crafted those works in a moment, Renner painstakingly duplicated each of those paint splashes. “In a way, it’s an absurdity,” Renner said. Renner, who’s also a writer, has always had a fondness for Motherwell because of the way he chronicled the same Expressionism movement in which he participated. But while Motherwell and his colleagues used doodling …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Donna Nagel won third place in the Fleischmann’s Yeast ‘Sensational Sandwich Bread’ Contest for her gluten free pumpernickel foccacia.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Editor’s Note: Hopkins resident Donna Nagel won third place at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair in the Fleischmann’s Yeast "Sensational Sandwich Bread" Contest. The Blue Ribbon Group shared Nagel’s recipe with Hopkins Patch. *** Pumpernickel Foccacia (Gluten Free) Spray two 9-inch round pans with cooking spray, set aside. Combine dry ingredients (first 11); set aside. Mix together 14 tablespoons (7/8 cup), molasses, vinegar and vegetable oil. Slowly add this to the dry ingredients while mixing. Add the eggs; set aside. Mix a tablespoon of sugar, 2/3 cup lukewarm water and yeast, then add to dry ingredient mixture. Beat with a mixer on high for two minutes. Cover the bowl with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. Beat again …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The department joined with AARP Minnesota to man a booth at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair Thursday.
In the state fair’s education building Thursday afternoon, Kathleen Harth, volunteer with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, was luring in passersby with six mason jars and a question. “What needs to be done to protect Social Security and Medicare?” she’d ask fair-goers, handing them hard kernels of corn. The jar marked “More Private Sector/Less Government Involvement” held the most kernels. But Harth, a Brooklyn Center resident, said her personal kernels were reserved for the “Leave Them As Is” and “Work Harder to Eliminate Fraud” jars. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office was partnering with AARP Minnesota at the fair in an effort to spread information about locations—in Spring Park, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis—where seniors can …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Before a cheering and booing audience, the candidates made the case for why they should represent Minnesota’s 5th District.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and his Republican challenger Chris Fields come from different parties, but there’s at least one thing they agree on: Voters have a clear choice in the race to represent Minnesota’s 5th District. “It looks like a contest between two men. But it really is a contest between two different ways of viewing the world,” Ellison told Patch after Wednesday’s Minnesota Public Radio debate at the State Fair. Fields pressed Ellison on what he called “failed policies” during a free-ranging debate that covered issues such as tax policy, job creation, healthcare and even favorite economists. He argued that the incumbent wanted to expand government and raise taxes and hadn’t adequately looked out for North Minneapolis, minorities…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The candidates discussed a wide range of issues at a forum sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Republican challenger Chris Fields met at the State Fair on Wednesday for a spirited debate about who would be the best person to serve the 5th District in the U.S. House. With the audience cheering, booing and catcalling, the candidates discussed their stances on issues such as tax policy, healthcare reform and job creation. The nine videos above contain highlights from the debate arranged by topic. Check out what the candidates had to say and then share your thoughts in the comments below. Click here to watch the full debate.
Youth from across the county compete in everything from fishing sports to clowning.
4-H is as much a part of the Minnesota State Fair tradition as corndogs and cotton candy. This year, 5,866 young people will exhibit a variety of projects at the fair, competing in categories ranging from aquatic robotics to clothing and textiles. Barb Tiegs, a 4-H judge in fabric arts and a Maple Grove resident, has been involved in the state fair 4-H competition since she was 11 years old. When judging, Tiegs says she looks for students who can explain how they executed their project and what completing the project taught them. “They learn how to present themselves, how to communicate,” said Tiegs. “It really pays off as a lifelong skill.” Check out the highlights from Hennepin County’s 2012 4-H competitors in the gallery above. To see …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hopkins artist and State Fair Fine Arts Superintendent Jim Clark views the annual show as a chance to teach fair-goers.
For Hopkins artist Jim Clark, producing a great work is as much about perspiration as inspiration. Artists must have the dedication to put in long hours, often accompanied by false starts, before they craft a moving work. “Even the initiated may have the perception one waits for the muse or a lightning bolt to go off and—flash!—a pristine work emerges,” he said. “But quality art is most often the result of labor, reflection and research.” Clark aims to introduce that aspect of art to those visiting the Minnesota State Fair. As the fair’s fine arts superintendent, he arranged for this year’s special exhibition to present a peek into the artist’s studio by having 12 different artists over the fair’s 12 days each spend 12 hours working on …
Patch has what you need to know to enjoy the 2012 Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A full-up political debate between 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and his Republican challenger Chris Fields forms the big news out of the 2012 Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday. The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Minnesota Public Radio booth on the corner of Judson Avenue and Nelson Street, and will be moderated by MPR political editor Mike Mulcahy. Candidates will answer a mix of questions from the audience and the moderator. Check back with Patch to see highlights from the debate. Want to research the questions you throw at candidates? Check out our interivews with Ellison and Fields, where we put reader-submitted questions to each candidate: What else is going on at the fair today? It’s Wednesday, so it's …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Craig Kossen finished with a time of 31:46 in the annual race.
Craig Kossen was Hopkins’ lone finisher in the Minnesota State Fair Milk Run 5K. Kossen finished Sunday’s race with a time of 31:46, a pace of 10:34 per mile. The race starts at the State Fair Blue Ribbon Picnic Area and continues through St. Anthony Park and the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, before returning to the picnic area. Kossen’s finish earned him 369th overall and 46th in his division. Nathan Campeau, of Minneapolis, won the race with a time of 17:32. In all, there were 580 men and 791 women who finished the race. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter