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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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Mpls. Students Missing State Fair Due To Early Start

Many kids would’ve liked to spend Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, but some gave up their pronto pups and favorite foods on a stick for backpacks and text books.

08/27/2012

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Boy Scout Adventure Summit Offers New Fun For Kids

It’s an exhibit where fair-goers can learn everything they want to know about boy scouts. You can also go on a free interactive rope climbing course and there’s a zip line activity for kids.

08/27/2012

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State Fair Attendance Falling Short Of Records

Through the first weekend of the Minnesota State Fair, officials said attendance numbers are good but not record-breaking.

08/27/2012

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3rd Lair Skate Park Puts On High Flying State Fair Show

You can’t blame Mark Rodriguez if he has a twinkle in his eye during the Minnesota State Fair.

08/24/2012

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Newly Crowned Princess Kay Stays Cool For Face Carving

It’s a tradition of the Minnesota State Fair. Just hours after being crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a new “dairy queen” is getting her image carved in butter.

08/23/2012

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2012 Minnesota State Fair Opens Thursday

Hundreds of horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep and even llamas will face the judges — and the public — when the 2012 Minnesota State Fair begins its run Thursday.

08/19/2012

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Falcon Heights Man Sentenced In Armed Robbery Of Uptown Dunn Bros

A 39-year-old Falcon Heights man was sentenced to 300 months in prison on Tuesday in federal court for using a firearm to commit an armed robbery of a Dunn Bros coffee shop in Uptown in October of 2010.

05/15/2012

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Journey, Anita Baker, Wiz Khalifa Added To State Fair List

Minnesota State Fair officials announced Tuesday that three concerts have been added to the grandstand schedule for the “Great Minnesota Get Together.” Officials said Anita Baker, Wiz Khalifa and Journey will all play at the grandstand.

05/08/2012

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Judging Arena At State Fair Demolished

The old Judging Arena at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds has met its demise.

11/03/2011

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