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Tim McGraw Coming Back To Minnesota State Fair

Tim McGraw will be returning to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand with special guest Ryan Kinder on Wednesday, August 27th at...

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State Fair Admission Up $1 For 2014

The cost to get into the Minnesota State Fair this summer will be an extra buck. According to the fair’s website, the general admission cost for adults this year will be $13. The last time general admission prices went up was in 2011.

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State Fair Unveils $15M Plans For Heritage Square Replacement

Minnesota State Fair officials have unveiled a $15 million project to replace its aging Heritage Square attraction. General Manager Jerry Hammer says it will be called “West End Market” and will open for the next year’s fair.

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New Labor Day Attendance Record At State Fair

For the second day in a row, record crowds turned up at the Minnesota State Fair, giving the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” a much needed boost after excessive heat kept many people away. Officials reported Monday’s attendance at 164,277 people.

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Big Crowds As Minn. State Fair Wraps

It’s over. The great Minnesota Get Together of 2013 is history. And history was made there Sunday: 236,197 people attended.

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Sunday Sets New Single-Day State Fair Attendance Record

And with the arrival of cooler temperatures, the big crowds have been making a late appearance. Sunday’s official attendance was 236,197. That set the record for the largest single-day attendance in the State Fair’s history.

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WCCO This Morning: Day 12 At The State Fair

Many (if not all) members of the WCCO This Morning team were shedding a little tear Monday morning. Labor Day marks the last day of the Minnesota State Fair. The Morning Show team took a look back at their very favorite moments.

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Today is Kids and Last Chance Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Music, activities and fun in Carousel Park. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day. Special last-chance bargains throughout the fairgrounds. Check barns and CHS Miracle of Birth Center for early closing times.

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Today is Minnesota History Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Celebrate history with entertainment, trivia, crafts and more in Carousel Park.

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State Fair Grandstand Evacuated, Macklemore Concert Postponed Due To Weather

The Minnesota State Fair Grandstand was evacuated Saturday night because of weather concerns. According to State Fair spokeswoman Brianna Schulte, the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert will be postponed until 9:15 p.m. Concert goers were temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution.

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Fair’s River Raft Ride Delights Teen With CP

Everyone had a favorite food, ride or attraction at the Minnesota State Fair. But one Twin Cities’ teen can never get enough of the River Raft Ride. Jarek Belle-Isle has cerebral palsy, which affects his muscle coordination. The condition prevents him from going on most of the rides in the midway, but the River Raft Ride has allowed him to take part in the fair fun. “It’s so much fun and I enjoy it so much,” Jarek said.