Wednesday is Day Care Day at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota. Admittedly it is one of my favorite AM Minnesota programs of the year.

During one of our segments from the Goodhue County Fair on Day Care Day, I always attempt (and that is the key word) to visit with some day care kids. Some of them would rather not talk to the old guy with the microphone and others are happy to talk away and may not even answer your question.

Each day this week AM Minnesota originates from the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota.

In the grandstand tonight at 7PM it's the first of two Demolition Derbies at the Goodhue County Fair. In fact, the fair in Zumbrota has become famous for the quality of their demo derbies.

"Are you smarter than a 1940s 8th grader" sounds like an interesting event at this year's fair. They actually have some questions that were found on a 1940s eighth-grade test. The trick to some of these I'm guessing is to know how the world was in the 1940s.

For example, in geography remember there were only 48 states back then. Alaska and Hawaii had not yet become states.

When I was born in 1958, our United States flag had 48 stars. Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959.

Alaska was a Russian colony from 1744 until the United States bought it in 1867 for $7.2 million. Boy what a bargain that was. Hawaii was a kingdom until 1893 and became a republic in 1894. It then ceded itself to the USA in 1898 before becoming our 50th state.

I'm sure I'll do a segment from the Goodhue County Lions Brat Wagon. The brats are delicious and I gladly pay for mine (I usually have two).

Don't miss our AM Minnesota program from the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota at 9:30AM each day through Friday.

Jerry Groskreutz will also be broadcasting from the Goodhue County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction on Saturday.

Goodhue Lions Brat Wagon at Goodhue County Fair. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Goodhue Lions Brat Wagon at Goodhue County Fair. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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