Meg Martin

Meg Martin is an editor for MPR News. Meg joined the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom in 2013.

Stories by Meg Martin

Today at the fair: Meet the governor and watch cat videos

<p>Today at the fair, Gov. Mark Dayton will spend an hour at the MPR booth (at the corner of Judson and Nelson), chatting with MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy live on the air. He&#8217;ll be answering questions from fairgoers and taking questions from radio listeners across the state from noon until 1 p.m. (To <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/08/today-at-the-fair-meet-the-governor/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

#fairhack trifecta: Save time at the booths, be prepared and remember where you parked

<p>Today&#8217;s #fairhack is a three-parter from Julie Blaha of Ramsey, Minn.: Hack #1: Be prepared. Plan ahead, stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes. It&#8217;s all about going in prepped and ready to go. Check out the list of events and food ahead of time, and figure out your must-sees. (If you have a smartphone, the fair&#8217;s <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/08/fairhack-trifecta-save-time-at-the-booths-be-prepared-and-remember-where-you-parked/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

#fairhack of the day: Which way to the fair?

<p>You&#8217;ve bought your ticket, you&#8217;ve packed your sunscreen, you&#8217;ve got your water bottle, you&#8217;ve mapped out your food plan. The only thing left is getting to the fair. But how? Our #fairhack guides share their wisdom. By bus. Metro Transit runs an express bus service &#8211; with a bus showing up once about every 15 minutes or half-hour, <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/08/fairhack-of-the-day-which-way-to-the-fair/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Five things you didn’t think you could do at the fair

<p>The gates have opened. It&#8217;s Day One of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and already the lists of fair must-dos are piling up: Eat the food on a stick, see a parade, watch a few animal babies being born, shake the hands of a few politicians, take in some free entertainment&#8230; But this year at the <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/08/five-things-you-didnt-think-you-could-do-at-the-fair/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>