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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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Frozen Fruit Bar Entrepreneurs Working To Bring Attention To Drug Addiction

An idea that started in a college dorm room has grown into a fruitful business for three recent college graduates. JonnyPops frozen fruit bars are made in St. Louis Park, and they will make their debut as one of the new State Fair foods later this summer.

07/07/2014

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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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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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Music Tap: 3 Shows Confirmed For 2014 Grandstand Concerts

It’s been one of the most miserable winters in history, so it doesn’t hurt to look ahead to the hot days of the Minnesota State Fair. Now, three shows for the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series have been announced — and one band includes a recent Academy Award winner.

03/04/2014

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State Fair Admission Up $1 For 2014

The cost to get into the Minnesota State Fair this summer will be an extra buck. According to the fair’s website, the general admission cost for adults this year will be $13. The last time general admission prices went up was in 2011.

02/05/2014

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State Fair Unveils $15M Plans For Heritage Square Replacement

Minnesota State Fair officials have unveiled a $15 million project to replace its aging Heritage Square attraction. General Manager Jerry Hammer says it will be called “West End Market” and will open for the next year’s fair.

10/30/2013

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New Labor Day Attendance Record At State Fair

For the second day in a row, record crowds turned up at the Minnesota State Fair, giving the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” a much needed boost after excessive heat kept many people away. Officials reported Monday’s attendance at 164,277 people.

09/03/2013

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Big Crowds As Minn. State Fair Wraps

It’s over. The great Minnesota Get Together of 2013 is history. And history was made there Sunday: 236,197 people attended.

09/02/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 12 At The State Fair

Many (if not all) members of the WCCO This Morning team were shedding a little tear Monday morning. Labor Day marks the last day of the Minnesota State Fair. The Morning Show team took a look back at their very favorite moments.

09/02/2013

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The Best … Of The Best Of MN State Fair

All week long Matt Brickman has found out what WCCO viewers chose as the best parts of the Minnesota State Fair. From the best entertainment, to the best dessert, to the best ride — he searched all across the Great Minnesota Get-Together for the creme of the crop.

08/31/2013

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How To Eat Healthy At The State Fair

Fair food doesn’t necessarily have to be bad for you. It is possible to dine on healthy grub while at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. To check out salad-on-a-stick and other great options, check out the video report.

08/31/2013

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The 1800s Are Alive & Artisanal In Heritage Square

In Heritage Square, history meets the modern day. There, skills long forgotten are second nature to Joel Miller.

08/30/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 9

Friday was our last 4 p.m. show at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and we brought in Dorset’s world-famous 4-year-old mayor to the ‘CCO booth.

08/30/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 9 At The State Fair

Friday marks the beginning of the last weekend at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and the WCCO Morning Show team were getting into the spirit. Or maybe they were getting into a friendly rivalry.

08/30/2013

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