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2nd Man Charged In State Fair Armed Robbery

A second man has been charged in federal court for the first armed robbery at the Minnesota State Fair. On Aug. 29 robbers got away with more than $100,000 from the Craft Brewers exhibit at the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

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2 Arrested In State Fair Armed Robbery

Minnesota State Fair officials say two people are now arrested in connection with the armed robbery where suspects took more than $10,000 from a fair exhibit. The robbery occurred on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

09/18/2014

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1 Arrested In Minn. State Fair Armed Robbery

Minnesota State Fair officials say one person is in custody in connection with the armed robbery that occurred at the fair on Aug. 29.

09/17/2014

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Kolstad Continuing To Make Strides In Recovery From Assault

Former Minnesota State University, Mankato, football player Isaac Kolstad is continuing to make strides in his recovery from a brutal assault back in May that left him fighting for his life. Last week was a busy one for Kolstad as his former college team played its home opener on Thursday in front of a packed house in Mankato against St. Cloud State.

09/09/2014

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MN Commerce Dept.: State Fairgoers Claim $715K In Missing Money

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together was a huge success for consumers finding missing money. On Unclaimed Property Day, $71,000 was found for fairgoers in one day and 10 times the amount — $715,000 – was found over the entirety of the fair.

09/08/2014

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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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PODCAST: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-3-14

A major announcement from Land O Lakes, live on The WCCO Morning Show with Dave Lee. Click the link above to hear it!

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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Revamped West End Getting Credit For Big Fair Turnout

The Minnesota State Fair is always a popular place to spend Labor Day weekend. But this last weekend was one for the record books. More than quarter million people came through the gates on Saturday, setting a one day all-time record.

09/01/2014

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THE STATE FAIR PODCAST: 9-1-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Labor Day Podcast…..Click the link above to listen back to some of the high lights!

09/01/2014

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2014 State Fair May Break All-Time Attendance Record

So many were at the Minnesota State Fair this year taking in all the sights and food that the fair is on track to break the standing record for overall yearly attendance. Already a record-breaking single-day crowd went there Saturday, with more than 252,000 people walking through the gates.

09/01/2014

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Monday is Kids & Last Chance Day at the Minnesota State Fair. There will be discounts in the Mighty Midway & Kidway all day to help people get the most out of the last day at the fair. There will also be special last chance bargains throughout the faigrounds.

09/01/2014

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Ye Old Mill Begins Preparing For 100th Anniversary

The end of the State Fair marks the start of a big celebration for one of its most popular attractions. The Ye Old Mill was built in 1913, but rides didn’t start until 1915. That makes next year its centennial celebration.

08/31/2014

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Kids Compete To Be The ‘Mighty Moo-er Of Minnesota’

Part of the magic of the State Fair is bringing farm life to the city. On Sunday, some city folk got to pretend they were “down on the farm” at a cow impression contest.

08/31/2014

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Tejas Express Gives A Minnesota Twist To A Mexican Favorite

Whether it’s an old favorite or a new treat, food is a big part of the State Fair experience. Sunday night, Heather Brown learned the secret to a Mexican favorite with a Minnesota twist, the Tejas Burrito.

08/31/2014

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