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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened.

It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this year. And the Farnsworth name is not a draw like “Dayton” or “Klobuchar.”


But the 35-year-old Hibbing special education teacher was happy to talk to anyone he could as he runs for the Republican governor nomination.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.