Your House at the Minnesota State Fair

(House Photography file photo) An entrance gate to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds along Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

Fairgoers are invited to meet and greet legislators and weigh in on hot political topics during their visit to the House of Representatives booth at the Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Sept. 1.

Snap a photo behind a replica of the House speaker’s desk to post on social media, join thousands of others in taking our annual House opinion poll and meet with House members scheduled to appear throughout the fair at the House exhibit located in the Education Building, located on Cosgrove Street, just north of Dan Patch Avenue.

The annual House opinion poll has drawn the attention of around 10,000 participants annually. Fairgoers can let their opinions be known on a number of issues such as public subsidies to the NFL for hosting the Super Bowl, legalizing marijuana for recreational use, requiring swimming lessons for all K-12 students and increasing the gas tax.

Poll results should be available on the House website Sept. 2, the day after the fair. You can learn more about the House exhibit here.

The following is a list of representatives planning to attend including dates, times and the district they represent (please note this schedule may change throughout the fair):

Thursday, Aug. 21

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Mike Freiberg (45B), Rep. Rick Hansen (52A)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Rick Hansen (52A), Rep. Jason Isaacson (42B)

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Rep. Mike Sundin (11A)

Friday, Aug. 22

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Clark Johnson (19A)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Tim Faust (11B)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Joe Mullery (59A), Rep. John Persell (5A)

Saturday, Aug. 23

4 p.m. to 6 pm.: Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (18B); House Speaker Paul Thissen (61B)

Sunday, Aug. 24

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Jerry Newton (37A)

Monday, Aug. 25

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Tom Hackbarth (31B)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Tom Hackbarth (31B)

Tuesday, Aug. 26

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Barb Yarusso (42A), Rep. Dan Schoen (54A)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Duane Quam (25A)

Wednesday, Aug.27

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Phyllis Kahn (60B), Rep. Diane Loeffler (60A)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Duane Quam (25A)

Thursday, Aug. 28

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Joe Atkins (52B), Rep. Leon Lillie (43B)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. JoAnn Ward (53A)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rep. John Petersburg (24A)

Friday, Aug. 29

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Raymond Dehn (59B), Rep. Laurie Halverson (51B)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Paul Torkelson (16B)

Saturday, Aug. 30

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Roger Erickson (2A), Rep. Ron Kresha (9B)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Phyllis Kahn (60B)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. David Bly (20B)

2014 Minnesota State Fair

08/21/2014 (All day) - 09/01/2014 (All day)

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in North America, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. In addition to being a showcase for Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the fair features hundreds of entertainment options including music all around the fairgrounds; educational exhibits; hands-on experiences; more than 60 carnival rides; thousands of competitions; 11 nights of Grandstand shows; and more than 450 different foods.

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