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How Does Izzy’s Make That Mini-Donut Ice Cream?

It is one of the most buzzed-about new foods at the Minnesota State Fair in 2013: mini-donut batter crunch ice cream. And you’ll find it at one of the oldest places on the fairgrounds.

08/26/2013

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O’Gara’s Unveils 2 New Foods At State Fair

Launching one new food at the Minnesota State Fair can be risky, but launching two new foods in one year? That’s what O’Gara’s At the Fair is doing in 2013. Deep fried bread pudding is one of O’Gara’s two new items.

08/26/2013

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How Do State Fair Workers Stay Cool In Record Heat?

If you think it’s hot enough walking around at the state fair, how about next to 600 degree ovens? Corn Roast had to shut down one of its roasters because temperatures reached 135 degrees inside the building.

08/25/2013

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Winger Woman Named 60th Princess Kay

A 20-year-old college student from northwestern Minnesota has been crowned the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Polk County representative MarJenna McWilliam of Winger was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. She’ll serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 4,000 Minnesota dairy farmers for the next year.

08/22/2013

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DNR Renovates Popular Fish Exhibit At State Fair

One of the top attractions at the Minnesota State Fair has undergone a major facelift. The indoor fish exhibit at the Department of Natural Resources building has been completely redone.

08/22/2013

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Mancini’s Making Debut At Minnesota State Fair

For the first time in 55 years, there will be no Pizza Palace at the Minnesota State Fair. But as one family-owned business closes, a new one is moving in. The legendary Mancini’s from St. Paul will have a spot at the State Fairgrounds this year, serving up their steak amongst several popular items.

08/21/2013

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Baking Competition Already Underway At State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair officially starts Thursday, but many vendors are already on the fairgrounds setting up their stands and a big competition is underway. Judging for all the baked goods at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” started over the weekend.

08/19/2013

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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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Police Still Searching For Suspect In State Fair Stabbing

Police are still looking for the person who stabbed two men at the Minnesota State Fair last night.

08/27/2012

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The Craziest Things To Buy At The MN State Fair

Inside the Grandstand, there really is something for everyone. For the seamstress in the family — the new side threading needle from Spiral Eye Needles is an easy sell.

08/27/2012

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State Patrol Day At The Minnesota State Fair

It’s Minnesota State Patrol Day at the Minnesota State Fair, which means that several troopers are at the fair.

08/27/2012

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