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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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State Fair Attendance Down Slightly

For the second straight year, foot traffic at the Minnesota State Fair took a slide, but not as significantly as the dip between 2009 and 2010.

09/06/2011

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‘Adapt Minnesota’ Protests Transportation Rights At State Fair

One group spent most of Wednesday afternoon fighting for what they call fair transportation at the Minnesota State Fair. Members of the group “Adapt Minnesota” circulated petitions near the state fairgrounds Wednesday.

08/31/2011

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Fake Pregnant Woman Drinks At Fair To Raise Awareness

If you saw a pregnant woman drinking would you stop and say something? That’s what one organization tested at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/31/2011

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Minnesota Couple Has Wedding Shower At The Fair

Just when you think you’ve seen it all at the Minnesota State Fair, there’s something completely different. How about a state fair wedding shower?

08/31/2011

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MN State Fair Booth Brewing Support For Local Craft Beer

Craft brew drinkers, rejoice! The Ball Park Café at the Minnesota State Fair is selling great craft beers — many of them from this very state.

08/31/2011

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State Fair Bus Catches Fire, Nobody Injured

Officials with the Minnesota State Fair said a shuttle bus bringing people to the Minnesota State Fair caught fire late Saturday morning.

08/27/2011

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Falcon Heights Homeowners Cash In On Fairgoers

The Minnesota State Fair is up and running and so are residential lots in nearby neighborhoods.

08/26/2011

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WCCO Team Wins Sing-Along Contest For Charity

One of the new things at the fair is the “Great Sing Along.” It’s like a giant karaoke system.

08/26/2011

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If You Missed It: WCCO 4 News At Noon From The Fair

It’s day two of the Minnesota State Fair, and WCCO-TV’s Angela Davis brought us a couple of fun and interesting segments from WCCO 4 News at Noon.

08/26/2011

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Fair Politics: Dayton Talks Jobs, Gets Heckled

It’s the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and it was hard not to walk a few feet without bumping into a politician.

08/25/2011

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Princess Kay Butter Sculptor A Staple At The State Fair

For years, Linda Christensen has carved the faces of the Princess Kay finalists into a 90-pound block of butter.

08/25/2011

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State Fair Is A Business Goldmine For Some

From the sewing machines on display under the grandstand to the pitchman with his salsa makers, businesses are stocked up and ready to sell. The Minnesota State Fair, which starts Thursday, is prime grounds for those hoping to connect with customers.

08/24/2011

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MN State Fair Officials Respond To Stage Safety Concerns

The Indiana State Fair is reopening, following a memorial service for the five people killed Saturday night when a wind gust toppled a stage. But could such a tragedy happen at the Minnesota State Fair?

08/15/2011

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2 MN Suburbs Consider Domestic Partner Registries

The Twin Cities suburbs of Crystal and Falcon Heights may soon join 11 other Minnesota cities by offering opposite-sex and same sex-couples a way to have their relationships recognized through domestic partner registries.

07/26/2011

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Cold Case Revisited: Missing Mail Carrier Harold Schroetter

It’s been more than two years since Harold Schroetter left his Falcon Heights home on a February morning. Schroetter, who was 57 years old, has not been seen since and police suspect foul play. A woman who lived with the postal carrier reported him missing.

04/26/2011

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Fire Breaks Out At Home Under Renovation

A renovation project has taken a major step backwards, thanks to an early-morning fire.

02/03/2011

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