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Manning researches sustainability at State Fair

For the past ten years, environmental studies professor Christie Manning has made a point of spending summer days at the Minnesota State Fair – not for deep-fried snacks-on-a-stick, but for the opportunity to conduct survey research on the psychology of sustainable behavior. Manning’s academic background in cognitive psychology has allowed her to approach environmental issues…

Food & Drink

Minnesota State Fair: food, drink and fun on a stick.

The Minnesota State Fair is about as perfect an end-of-summer ritual as possible. Despite not growing up with the fair, I have fallen in love with it. Beyond just the array of foods, the prime people-watching, the giant vegetables and the seed art, I love the fair for the communal experience it creates. There’s something…