Minnesota Fringe On The Edge

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is the biggest in the country. But its future is in dancer. “The festival is confronting a triple whammy of a continued slumping economy, uncertainty from corporate sponsors and the loss of $20,000 in funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board. ‘The problem is not that people are saying no to us, it’s that they’re not saying either yes or no. We’re literally going to print with the program tomorrow night and we still don’t have the final word from some of our sponsors. As you can imagine, that makes forecasting difficult’.”