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Do you want to serve on the MSRS Board?

Deadline to file is October 1, 2015.   MSRS is seeking candidates for four positions on the Board of Directors that will become vacant May of 2016.  The following positions...

Changes Coming to Your Pension Plan Statement

Each July, most MSRS pension plan participants receive a benefit statement. Going forward, statements will be mailed to you in the month of your birth date.    In August,...

SIF Name Change

New Names for SIF Funds The Supplemental Investment Funds (SIF) in your Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP), Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP), and/or Unclassified Retirement Plan have been...

2015 Seminars

2015 MSRS Seminar Schedule MSRS offers a free half-day pre-retirement seminar. The seminars are geared toward those nearing retirement. The following topics are addressed: ...

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  • The first Minnesota State Fair was held in 1859.

  • The all-time attendance record was set in 2014 -- 1,824,830 people attended the Fair.

  • During a typical year, 26,000 gallons of milk are served at the All You Can Drink Milk booth.

  • Theodore Roosevelt delivered the famous "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" speech at the Fair in 1901.

  • The record high temperature during the State Fair was 104º set in 1931; the record low was 33° set in 1890.

  • Due to a polio epidemic, the Fair was not held in 1946.

  • The oldest amusement ride at the fairgrounds is Ye Old Mill, which began operating in 1915.