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Former Van Halen member Sammy Hagar is a republican, and contributed thousands of dollars to George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Odd Finds At The Minn. State Fair

There is more to the fair than the fried foods and Midway rides. WCCO’s Matt Brickman wanted to find the odd things at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/31/2012

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High Schoolers Saddle Up At The Fair

There is a fairly large rodeo community here in Minnesota. And on Friday, high schoolers showed off their skills and even let me try it out. They make all the riding and roping look easy, but rodeo is a skill that takes years of practice.

08/31/2012

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Kiss Plays State Fair To Generations Of Rock Fans

The rock band KISS, which was slated to play the State Fair’s Grandstand Wednesday night, has been around since the early 1970s.

08/29/2012

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Good Question: Are State Fair Big Ticket Items A Good Deal?

Most of us save up to buy a second order of cheese curds at the Minnesota State Fair. But dropping thousands of dollars on a hot tub or fireplace, windows or even a truck? Are big-ticket items really a good deal at the fair?

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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Blake Shelton, Demi Lovato To Perform At State Fair

A few more acts have been announced for this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together, officials with the Minnesota State Fair have announced.

06/12/2012

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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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A Day In The Life Of The State Fair Grandstand

The last couple of days, we’ve been taking a closer look at what it takes to do some of the jobs at the fair.

08/31/2011

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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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Weezer Rounds Out State Fair Grandstand Lineup

The Minnesota State Fair has confirmed the final two shows for its 2011 Grandstand Concert Series.

06/01/2011

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Reba McEntire To Perform At State Fair

Country music star Reba McEntire will perform at the Minnesota State Fair in August as part of its Grandstand Concert Series.

05/11/2011

Center Stage – 8/22/10

Saint Paul’s Lowertown district is gearing up for its annual music festival.  Concrete and Grass producer Steve Heckler goes over this year’s lineup, which will play at Mears Park the weekend of September 9th-11th. The […]

08/23/2010

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