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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.

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Wander Minnesota: August Festivities

Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration. The number of events around the state reaches a peak this month. There are some biggies, like the Renaissance Festival opening Aug. 16, and, of course, the Minnesota State Fair, opening Aug. 21.

07/29/2014

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Aretha Franklin Pumped To Try State Fair Foods

There’s something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that’s got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food. Ahead of her Thursday performance at the Ohio State Fair, the Queen of Soul says she’s looking forward to tracking down some elephant ears, a dish of fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar.

07/29/2014

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WCCO Radio At The Minnesota State Fair

Watch and listen to WCCO Radio at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

07/27/2014

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Looking For A Job? The Minnesota State Fair Is Hiring

There’s still time to find a job at the Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte says they have a number of options. “Ticket taking, custodial work, sales position, working in food booths,” Schutte said. She said there are some conditions.

07/19/2014

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Minnesota State Fair Unveils New Attractions

Fans of the Minnesota State Fair are marking their calendars, as the event is just over a month away. And this year will bring with it plenty of new attractions to check out.

07/18/2014

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Deadline Nears For Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest

Time is running out for entering the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest auditions. Registration closes at 4 p.m. on July 28.

07/16/2014

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Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash Trees

Emily from St. Cloud wants to know what happens to all the sandbags after the flooding is over? If the sand isn’t contaminated with floodwater, it can be used as fill for things like playgrounds and sidewalks. But in most cases, the sand is contaminated.

06/27/2014

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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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2014 Minn. State Fair Official Artwork Revealed

Now that the weather’s feeling a little more like summer, it’s time to start looking forward to “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” The State Fair’s 2014 Official Commemorative Art was unveiled Wednesday on the fairgrounds. St. Paul artist Emily L. Taylor was selected to create the official artwork.

06/04/2014

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Aretha Franklin Added To 2014 Grandstand Concert Series

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is coming to the Minnesota State Fair. As part of the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series, Miss Franklin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are $45.

05/28/2014

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Local Music Tap: State Fair’s Free Music Lineup Announced

The Minnesota State Fair announced its free entertainment lineup Tuesday – featuring more than 900 shows for the price of walking through the fair gates. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: Leinie Lodge […]

05/20/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Minnesota This Summer

“Summer in Minnesota is the perfect season to get out, get away and make time for relaxation and recreation with family and friends,” says Alyssa Ebel of Explore Minnesota Tourism. Here are five of Alyssa’s recommendations for the best attractions in 2014.

05/10/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Minnesota

This summer, several anticipated festivals pull the communities together and lend themselves to a world of outdoor fun. Check out these fun events and summer festivals.

04/21/2014

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Tim McGraw Coming Back To Minnesota State Fair

Tim McGraw will be returning to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand with special guest Ryan Kinder on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30. Tickets are $71 and $56 (all reserved seating) and go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 12.

04/07/2014

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