Minnesota State Fairgrounds slated

for $11.1 million upgrade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is getting an $11.1 million face-lift.

The State Fair’s board of managers on Sunday approved $7.2 million in capital improvements and $3.8 million in maintenance projects for the coming year.

The work will include construction of a new restroom and new pet exhibition area, improvements to the livestock complex and upgrades to infrastructure.

The projects will be funded through State Fair operating revenue and grants from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation.

The board also decided to keep admission prices the same last year. The 2018 fair will be held Aug. 23 through Sept. 3.

Rochester teenager shot, killed

after crash, confrontation

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Rochester teenager died over the weekend after being shot following a two-vehicle crash.

Police say 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim and the other driver got into a confrontation following the crash Sunday morning. Rahim was shot and declared dead at a hospital.

The 25-year-old Rochester man who allegedly shot Rahim with a handgun was arrested. Police expect to submit the case to prosecutors for a decision on charges by Tuesday.

Police Capt. John Shewin says the man claimed he acted in self-defense, and had a permit for the gun.