Jerry Hammer

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Armed Robbers Take $10K From State Fair Beer Exhibit

Police say last Friday, on a day when 145,000 people entered the gates of the Minnesota State Fair, a small group of armed robbers was among them. State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer calls it a bold crime, considering the huge police presence.

09/03/2014

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2014 State Fair Sets New Record For Overall Attendance

The Minnesota State Fair has finished with an all-time attendance record within reach. Officials will weigh fairgoers’ tickets on Tuesday to determine the total attendance for the 12-day Great Minnesota Get-Together.

09/02/2014

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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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Booth At State Fair Accused Of Being Backed By ‘Hate Group’

The group “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” has gained attention at the Minnesota State Fair over accusations that it’s a hate group.

08/23/2013

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Fair Organizers: We Take Flu Precautions & So Should Fairgoers

The Department of Health says there are one confirmed case of the new strain of swine flu in a preschool-aged child, and one possible case in an older sibling.

08/20/2012

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State Fair Officials Hesitantly Raise Admission Costs

This year’s general admission prices are $12 for adults, compared to last year when they were $11. Tickets for seniors went up a dollar from 2010 to $10 and kids’ tickets (ages 5-12) are now $2 bucks more at $10.

08/10/2011

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/21/10

A jammed-packed show starts with a preview of the annual Minnesota tradition…the State Fair.  General Manager Jerry Hammer talks about what attractions, shows, and food to expect starting Thursday from the Fairgrounds in Saint Paul. […]

08/23/2010

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