Earlier I mentioned Ed Fallon's piece on Blog for Iowa about hogs. As it turns out, he also had a piece in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald over the weekend on hogs. The TH is subscriber only, but the full piece is available here, on Fallon's front page.
If you need a history lesson on politics at the fair, Todd Dorman wrote this above-average piece specifically for you.
Finally, it's not really news, but I couldn't resist saying it: Something is unpaved in the town of Denmark.