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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 8

Thursday was Senior Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. And in addition to getting $5 off admission, there were early bird specials on rides and early bird activities like the state’s largest stretch and stroll. Once again, WCCO reporters found a plethora of activities to check out.

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Franken: Regrets Traffic-Cone Video

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he regrets a video in which he’s shown holding two traffic cones to his chest like breasts.

The video was recorded at a 2012 fundraiser and first surfaced this spring Republican officials brought it up again this week a few days after GOP congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn came under attack for old blog writings targeting women, American Indians, gays and others.

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Thursday is Seniors Day at the State Fair. So, if you’re 65 or older, admission is only $8. The day also features the state’s largest senior stretch and stroll, as well as early bird specials until 1 p.m. at the Midway and Kidway

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Wednesday is Read and Ride Day at the State Fair, and that means admission is only $11 if you have a public library card. That’s $2 off regular admission.

08/27/2014

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WCCO Heads To The Mighty Midway

As all of the colorful lights came on, families packed into the Midway to enjoy the rides and games. Through Sunday, more than 550,000 people have visited the fairgrounds.

08/25/2014

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Minnesota State Fair Skyride Turns 50

A popular attraction is celebrating a milestone at this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together. The Sky Ride is turning 50 years old.

08/25/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.

08/25/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014) Day 4

On Sunday, the WCCO team, and fans, put up with the heat and rain during the newscasts. As always, our reporters explored the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/24/2014

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Here Are Some Of The Fair’s Most Unique Competitions

The Minnesota State Fair is all about showcasing the biggest and best from around Minnesota. And if you can think of a category to be judged, there’s likely a blue ribbon for it at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/23/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 1

he Great Minnesota Get-Together is here at last, signaling the beginning of summer’s end and the time for Minnesotans to eat food on-a-stick, drink and be merry.

08/21/2014

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5(ish) Best Bets For New State Fair Foods

Never one to disappoint, the Minnesota State Fair rolled out 28 new foods for its 2014 run. While this is less than some years, it is still quite a number to tackle. So, for those looking to try the only ones that are worth their buck, and worth the walk to get there, here are my top picks for the best new foods at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/21/2014

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New State Fair Foods Unveiled At Fundraiser

Can’t wait to eat your favorite Minnesota State Fair foods? Well, you have an opportunity to indulge one week before the kickoff of the Great Minnesota Get-Together — all while helping to improve and preserve the fairgrounds! The “Taste of the Fair” is a pre-party and fundraiser for the nonprofit Minnesota State Fair Foundation.

08/13/2014

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West End Market Prepares For State Fair Debut

The Minnesota State Fair will be opening in three weeks, and this Thursday WCCO got a look at one of their newest features – the West End Market. The area of the fairgrounds that houses the market used be called Heritage Square.

07/31/2014

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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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