Missouri State Fair http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politicians Descend On Sedalia For Mo. State Fair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politicians-descend-sedalia-mo-state-fair <div style="margin: 0px;"><p>Sedalia was swarming with politicians Thursday, as office holders from both parties descended on the Missouri State Fair.</p><p>Nearly a thousand people, politicians and citizens alike, dined on country ham, eggs and peaches at the Governor's Ham Breakfast.&nbsp; Governor Jay Nixon began his annual speech by condemning the incident in which a rodeo clown wore a President Obama mask this weekend.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:59:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29124 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politicians Descend On Sedalia For Mo. State Fair Missouri Rodeo Apologizes For Incident Involving Clown In Obama Mask http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-rodeo-apologizes-incident-involving-clown-obama-mask <p><em>Updated at 5:31 p.m. with additional comments from Al Watkins, attorney for Mo. Rodeo Cowboy Assoc. Pres. Mark Ficken.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 3:20 p.m. with comments from Gov. Jay Nixon. Jacob McCleland contributed reporting from Cape Girardeau.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 2:50 p.m. with actions taken against the rodeo clown.</em></p><p>The Missouri State Fair has permanently banned a rodeo clown whose imitation of President Barack Obama has been widely criticized as disrespectful.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:32:40 +0000 The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann, Marshall Griffin & KRCU 29016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Rodeo Apologizes For Incident Involving Clown In Obama Mask Morning headlines: Monday, August 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-20-2012 <p><strong>Romney distancing himself from Akin</strong></p><p>Republican presidential Mitt Romney is distancing himself from Congressman Todd Akin after <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-faces-criticism-comments-legitimate-rape-0">comments Akin made during an interview with a St. Louis television station</a>.</p><p>During the interview on Fox 2's Jaco Report, Akin was asked if he would support abortion in cases when a woman was raped.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:38:20 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, WBEZ & The Associated Press 4358 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 20, 2012 Wildfire threat in Mo. will be higher this fall, Nixon says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wildfire-threat-mo-will-be-higher-fall-nixon-says <P>Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state.</P> <P><A href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;presided over a drought briefing today at the<A href="http://www.mostatefair.com/home"> Missouri State Fair </A>for emergency management and public safety workers.&nbsp; He says the wildfire risk will stretch into fall, as drought conditions are now expected to last through November.</P> <P>“It makes common sense," Nixon told reporters afterward.&nbsp; "When the leaves get brown, they’re easier to burn than when they’re green, and Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:05:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4341 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wildfire threat in Mo. will be higher this fall, Nixon says Mo. State Fair opens, offers severe weather text message service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-opens-offers-severe-weather-text-message-service <p>The 2012 <a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/home">Missouri State Fair</a> is underway in Sedalia.</p><p>Attendees this year will have access to a new warning system in the event of severe weather.&nbsp; Fair officials and the State Highway Patrol are offering the service, which will provide text messages to fairgoers if there&rsquo;s a severe weather warning or other emergency situation.&nbsp; Marketing Director Tammie Nichols says it&rsquo;s being provided, in part, because of<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-reopens-after-severe-weather-knocks-out-power"> last year&rsquo;s severe storm that knocked out power </a>and forced the fair to shut down for several hours. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:49:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4288 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Fair opens, offers severe weather text message service Mo. State Fair reopens after severe weather knocks out power http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-reopens-after-severe-weather-knocks-out-power <p>The <a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/">Missouri State Fair</a> has reopened, after a severe thunderstorm passed through Sedalia last night, knocking out power and blowing debris across the fairgrounds.</p><p>The gates&nbsp;reopened to the public at 3:00 p.m., after electrical power was fully restored.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Tammy Nichols says there were no injuries to people or farm animals. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:24:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Fair reopens after severe weather knocks out power Morning headlines: Friday, August 19, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-august-19-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Missouri State Fairgrounds temporarily close after nighttime storms</strong></p><p><em>Update: A tweet from the Missouri State Fair: </em>&quot;State Fair to Open Gates at 3 p.m. Today - Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson will take the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled&quot;</p><p><em>Original Story:</em></p><p>The Missouri State Fairgrounds are closed after a strong storm knocked out power.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:51:10 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1903 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, August 19, 2011 Heat wave not expected to plague Mo. State Fair opening http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heat-wave-not-expected-plague-mo-state-fair-opening <p>It appears that the record-setting heat wave may have finally let up in portions of Missouri, which is good news for<a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/"> State Fair </a>organizers.</p><p>The annual event begins one week from today in Sedalia, and forecasters are predicting high&rsquo;s in the low 80&rsquo;s for opening day.</p><p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> says there&rsquo;ll be plenty of emergency responders on hand if the excessive heat returns. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:38:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heat wave not expected to plague Mo. State Fair opening