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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.

09/02/2013

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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.

09/01/2013

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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.

08/31/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Today is FAA Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas for FFA Livestock judging and programs. AARP presents music and more in Carousel Park.

08/31/2013

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Trinkets You Can’t Live Without At The Grandstand

If you’re heading to the State Fair, the grandstand is always a must stop. You’ll find hundreds of vendors selling everything from clothing, to household items, to musical instruments.

08/29/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Today is MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Live radio broadcasts at Carousel Park. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway and Kidway.

08/29/2013

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Fair-Goers Share Heat-Beating Tips

Tuesday was the steamiest day at the State Fair yet, so we sent meteorologist Lauren Casey out to find the best places and ways to cool down on the fairgrounds.

08/27/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best New State Fair Food: Deep-Fried Olives

The hit of this year’s fair has been a long time in the making, according to Carol and Fred Helmer. “We’ve been in the concession business for over 30 years and it’s always been our dream to get into the Minnesota State Fair,” Carol said. It took the Helmers 14 years of applying before finally getting admitted into the fair in 2007. So to see their olives turn into such a hit meant the world.

08/26/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

Today is Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair. See culinary demonstrations in Carousel Park. Visit the animals early — the Cattle, Sheep & Poultry and Swine Barns close at 3 p.m.

08/25/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: State Fair History

There’s so much history to the Great Minnesota Get-Together that we thought we’d let the fairgoers ask their Good Questions. Stacey Foust wanted to know: How old is the Grandstand? Built in 1909, the Grandstand is now 104 years old. According the Minnesota State Fair archivist, the original two-decked wooden Grandstand, built in 1885, was razed after the 1908 State Fair.

08/23/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Today is 4-H DAY at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas to celebrate 4-H. See displays and performances in the 4-H Building. Live radio broadcasts in Carousel Park.

08/23/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Today is Governor’s Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Catch safety and life-saving activities throughout the fairgrounds. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.

08/22/2013

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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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2 More Groups To Perform At State Fair Grandstand

This morning we’ve got a few more acts confirmed for this year’s Grandstand lineup at the Minnesota State Fair.

03/28/2013

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Wander Minnesota: The Fairgrounds In Winter

You may not realize that the Fairgrounds are open year-round, and visiting in winter gives an entirely different perspective.

01/02/2013

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