Minot Main Street Minute: Businesses at the North Dakota State Fair

MINOT, N.D. - One of the big parts of every North Dakota State Fair is to get to duck into the air conditioning in the commercial buildings and mingle with some of the business owners from across North Dakota and the country.


“I try to make a good product which is based off our grandma's recipe, and it just makes me feel really good when somebody comes up and they get this big smile on their face after taking a bite, or having a nice, fresh ice cream cone," says Patty Wagner, Wagner’s Wagon, Turtle Lake, N.D.

"We started with our little kuchens and have been adding ever since, so we've added pecan pies and ice cream, and now we do drink mixes and fudges," says Nick Wagner, Wagner’s Wagon.

“It is awesome. We are having a blast! The other associates that work for 52 West have all been volunteering to come and work because it's fun and we're selling a lot,” says Brenda Pietsch, 52 West, Minot, N.D.

“The greatest part about coming is it seems like year after year we keep getting more and more business. Repeat customers come back, say they look forward to coming just to have our almonds, and we enjoy interacting with all of them every year,” says Marisa Iverson, Exceptionally Nuts, Bismarck, N.D.

“It's a shredded memory foam, infused with a cooling gel, and completely surrounded in bamboo fabric. What that does is it actually helps keep the pillow cool because the common complaint among memory foam is that it heats up while you sleep on it," says Tyson Jones, Bamboo Traditions, Twin Falls, I.D.

The commercial building by Gate B is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, and the other two commercial buildings are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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