Is the Taste of Minnesota About to Become Toast?

MPR reports that the Taste of Minnesota festival is overdue in paying $23,000 in fees and staffing costs to St. Paul for the use of Harriet Island and owes a further $87,000 to the St. Paul Police Department. City Pages saw this coming in August, calling the festival’s business model “preposterous.”

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.

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  1. Chris_H 10/05/2010

    I really, really hope it’s toast. Like I blathered on about in that comment section, it would be awesome to have a Taste event that represents local food (like Chicago’s) rather than crappy fair food, crappy rides, and crappy music.