Mark Dayton

Minnesota loses bid for 1st world's fair in US since 1984

The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world's fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the events voted Wednesday to make Argentina's capital the site of one planned for 2022-2023.

The Trump administration has sought to boost American interest in world's fairs, international displays of ingenuity that in the past brought the world the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel and Seattle's Space Needle.

But in its latest vote, members of the Bureau of International Expositions, based in Paris, picked Buenos Aires over rivals Bloomington, Minnesota and Poland's third-largest city, Lodz, to host a specialized World...

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