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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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Political Candidates See Opportunity At State Fair

Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.

08/21/2014

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GOP Supreme Court Candidate Banned At Fair Booth

The Minnesota Republican Party’s endorsed candidate for Supreme Court is pushing back against the party’s attempts to keep her away from its State Fair booth. Michelle MacDonald showed up at the booth on the fair’s first day Thursday and was asked several times to leave.

08/21/2014

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STATE FAIR PODCAST! Dave Lee-Day 1 8-21-14

Some of the highlights of an action packed Thursday…Thanks Mother Nature! Click the link above to listen back.

08/21/2014

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At The State Fair, It Helps To Have A Game Plan

Many fairgoers approach the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” with precision and a highly organized routine. Having a plan is comforting to many because it’s psychologically soothing.

08/21/2014

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Today, the first day of the fair, is Thrifty Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair. Admission prices are reduced all day, and many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions.

08/21/2014

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Princess Kay Of The Milky Way Crowned

A University of Minnesota student from Norwood-Young America is the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Nineteen-year-old Jeni Haler was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Her first official duty will be to sit for nearly six hours on the opening day of the State Fair on Thursday to have her likeness sculpted from a 90-pound block of butter.

08/20/2014

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Pronto Preps: Last Minute Preparations Underway At The Fair

The dress rehearsals and the finishing touches were being taken care of Wednesday night, because Thursday morning it’s back to business at the Minnesota State Fair. Bill Mayfield and his crew from Indiana spent the day pumping out taffy on a machine that’s nearly as old as the Fair itself. He’s working his 7th State Fair this year for Sutter’s Taffy.

08/20/2014

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Mpls. Restaurant Group Raises Minimum Wage

A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.

08/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 8-20-14

Hump Day Highlights on the Podcast Page: Click the Link above!

08/20/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/20/2014

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Ghosts At The Minnesota State Fair? Archiver Says So

You may not think of the state fairgrounds as a “Great Minnesota Ghost Together,” but at a place with so much history, it’s not surprising to hear there are ghost stories aplenty.

08/20/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/19/2014

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WCCO At The Minnesota State Fair

This year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO-TV is once again putting your meteorology skills to the test. This year’s theme is all about weather and our amazing weather team.

08/15/2014

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WCCO-TV Booth Schedule At The Minnesota State Fair

A full schedule of the WCCO-TV booth at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/15/2014

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