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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2014

Lovers of the Great Minnesota Get-Together wait all year for a few select dates. One is undoubtedly the opening of the Minnesota State Fair. But a close second is most likely the day that new foods are announced. That day has arrived.

06/25/2014

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Minnesota State Fair Tickets Get Pricier

The cost to get in the gates at the Minnesota State Fair is going up by $1. That means adults will pay $13, and seniors and kids will pay $11. Tickets for children under five remain free. Jerry Hammer, the state fair’s general manager, says the increase is necessary for operational purposes. “Our costs to produce the fair continue to go up quite a bit,” Hammer said.

02/05/2014

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 9

Friday was our last 4 p.m. show at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and we brought in Dorset’s world-famous 4-year-old mayor to the ‘CCO booth.

08/30/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 7

Can you find a ‘Goin’ To The Lake’ experience at the fair? Wednesday was also Read and Ride Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. And to celebrate literacy in our state, we had a prickly little Internet celebrity stop by our fair booth.

08/28/2013

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Politics-On-A-Stick At The State Fair

Forget elections, conventions, debates, and television ads. This is my favorite political event of the year.

08/22/2013

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Marriage Amendment Campaigns Rushing To Claim Voters

Election Day 2012 is just nine weeks from Tuesday, and no issue is creating more debate in Minnesota than the Constitutional Amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

09/03/2012

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 9

Friday was MPR Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and the stations KNOW, KSJN and KCMP broadcasted live from the Carousel Park stage.

08/31/2012

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Medical Staff Tells Fair-Goers, Staff To Stay Hydrated In The Heat

It seems like every year, there are a few sticky, hot days at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/29/2012

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By The Numbers: State Fair Facts & Tid Bits

About 1.7 million people will be coming through the gates for the duration of the fair. That means there is a lot of food consumed.

08/23/2012

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Gay Marriage Campaign Comes To Minn. State Fair

It’s called the Great Minnesota Get-together, but this year both sides in the campaign over the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are trying to make it the Great Minnesota Conversation.

08/23/2012

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Fair Workers Prepare The Great MN Get-Together

The fairground was already busy Wednesday, cleaning booths and stocking them with food and merchandise — all to get ready for the Great Minnesota Get Together.

08/22/2012

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New Vendors, Foods & Sword Swallowers To Attract New Fair-Goers

We are just two weeks away from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. For 12 days, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will descend on the Minnesota State Fair grounds.

08/09/2012

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State Fair Attendance Down In 2011

On day 10 of the State Fair more than 1.1 million people visited the Great Minnesota Get Together.

09/03/2011

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Have A Great Time At The State Fair — For Cheap

The truth is, Labor Day is coming up and there are only a couple days left of the Great Minnesota Get Together. While your money may be running thin, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.

09/02/2011

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Minnesota State Fair: The Great Minn. Traffic Jam?

In less than a week, drivers may experience some frustrations just trying to get to the Great Minnesota Get Together.

08/19/2011

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