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What New Foods Will Be At The MN State Fair?

Gastronomic adventurists and fans of all things deep fried have a number of new reasons to rejoice this year. The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at the 2013 event.

06/26/2013

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MN. State Fair Offers More Than 20 New Attractions

The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including “Air Raid,” which takes riders on an acrobatic flight in all directions including upside down, and Riptide, a rollercoaster that ends with a spiral helix grand finale.

06/20/2013

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Street Rods To ‘Jump Start’ Minn. Back To 50s

The lunchtime crowd in downtown St. Paul will get a taste of what’s in store at the 40th annual “Back to the Fifties” Weekend. More than a dozen street rods will rev their way to Mears Park on Thursday.

06/18/2013

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Officials Give Motorcyclists Chance To Test Skills

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are giving motorcyclists a chance to test their rider skills, and be evaluated by a certified instructor. Officials will have the Motorcycle Safety Center’s SMARTrainer at the Vintage Motorcycle Show on Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

06/14/2013

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Train, Under The Sun, Sammy Hagar Added To State Fair Lineup

Officials with the Minnesota State Fair announced Monday morning that three new concerts have been added to the grandstand lineup. Train with special guest Michael Franti and Spearhead will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, with tickets ranging from $37 to $47.

06/10/2013

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Minn. State Fair Commemorative Art To Be Unveiled

The commemorative artwork for the 2013 Minnesota State Fair will soon be unveiled. Minneapolis artist Marie Olofsdotter was chosen from among nearly 30 applicants to create the State Fair’s official 2013 commemorative art.

06/04/2013

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Spring Comic Fest Set At Minn. State Fairgrounds

Comic book fans will converge on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend for the Midwest Comic Book Association’s SpringCon.

05/14/2013

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Report: Bicycling In Mpls. Up 56 Percent Since 2007

A new report says bicycling and walking has increased over the past six years in Minneapolis.

03/01/2013

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Some 600 Students Sleep Out For Homelessness

Most students make sure they enjoy their two days off in October when the state’s teachers get together for their annual conferences.

10/19/2012

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RV Catches Fire At State Fairgrounds, Nobody Hurt

A man apparently living in an RV at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds has his dog to thank for still being alive Wednesday morning.

10/10/2012

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YouTube Video Shows Man Kicking Cop In Face At Fair

Two men have been charged with assault after a fight broke out at the Minnesota State Fair and a police officer was kicked in the face.

09/04/2012

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Klobuchar, Bills Jab Each Other In Feisty Debate

U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills met for the first wide-ranging debate of the campaign Thursday, a lively Minnesota State Fair exchange that showcased deep policy differences between the candidates and no reluctance from either to fling tough rhetoric.

08/30/2012

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State Fair Makes Preparations For Heat

If you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, be prepared to sweat. Officials with the Minnesota State Fair have a plan for all the fair-goers, and they actually issued their Heat Plan for the day

08/30/2012

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People’s Choice Awards Honor State Fair Favorites

The people have spoken — this year’s fan favorites at the Minnesota State Fair include some juicy turkey and a big, colorful ride.

08/30/2012

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 6

It’s military appreciation day at the State Fair and there was a lot of great stuff featured at the WCCO Booth.

08/28/2012

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