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Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State Fair

Keeping track of your group can be difficult in the large crowds of the Minnesota State Fair, especially when you are with kids. That is why the fair has free ID bracelets available for all attendees.

08/29/2015

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Check Out These Bird’s-Eye Views Of The Fair!

There are a lot of ways to see the fair, but there is nothing like seeing it all from the sky! Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak show all the ways you can get a bird’s-eye view of The Great Minnesota Get-Together!

08/29/2015

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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.

08/28/2015

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First Day At The State Fair Tops 110K

It wasn’t a record-breaking crowd, but at least six figures made their way through the gates on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair.

08/28/2015

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Gov. Dayton: Planned Protest Outside Fair ‘Inappropriate’

Gov. Mark Dayton says the group Black Lives Matter has raised valid concerns about vending opportunities at the Minnesota State Fair. But, Dayton says the group’s planned protest outside the fairgrounds is “inappropriate.”

08/28/2015

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A Minn. State Fair Tradition: The ‘Miracle Of Birth Center’ Returns

The Minnesota State Fair is all about tradition. Every year, you probably have Sweet Martha’s Cookies, the cheese curds and swing by the Miracle of Birth Center, which is one of the most popular attractions at the Fair.

08/28/2015

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

The second day of the Minnesota State Fair is Governor’s Fire Prevention Day. There will be several fire education activities, including a Fire Explorer Challenge at Carousel Park, where young men and women will compete in events related to firefighting and lifesaving. Early Bird Specials will be available till 1 p.m. on the Mighty Midway and Kidway games and rides.

08/28/2015

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 1

The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicked off on Thursday, and the WCCO crew couldn’t be more excited.

08/27/2015

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‘Daryl’s Dog House’ Takes Fair Hot Dogs To Another Level

If there is one place to find a different take on the plain old hot dog, it is at the Minnesota State Fair. Dipped in sweet batter, it suddenly becomes a pronto pup. Add onions and kraut, it becomes the famous footlong. But now there is another option.

08/27/2015

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Top 5 Must-Try New State Fair Foods

For their 2015 season, the Great Minnesota Get-Together decided to go big or go home and released a whopping 51 new foods; 40 dishes and 11 desserts. It may seem like an unapproachable task to taste all new foods, and it probably isn’t wise for your wallet or your stomach. So, we’ve taken on the burden.

08/27/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Mind Blowing Corn Recipes

It’s State Fair time, and there’s no single more important vegetable to the State Fair experience than corn. Glorious corn! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes for you to try at home.

08/27/2015

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Making The Most Of Your Minnesota State Fair Experience

Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.

08/26/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Biking To The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Once again this year, thousands of Minnesota State Fair-goers are expected to use pedal power to get to the fairgrounds.

08/26/2015

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Minnesota State Fair Opens Annual 12-Day Run Thursday

The Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day, Sept. 7. While its roots go back to 1855, this will be the fair’s 130th anniversary on its current site in Falcon Heights. The fair’s oldest attraction, the Ye Old Mill water ride, turns 100 this year. Here are things to know for the 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together:

08/25/2015

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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.

08/19/2015

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WCCO At The Minnesota State Fair

This year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO-TV is saying ‘Thank You’ to our troops, veterans and their families.

08/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: State Fair’s Poultry Barn, Ikea & More

These are the four stories you need to know about from Thursday, July 23. They include a troubling study on big city roads, as well as some big changes at the State Fair this year.

07/23/2015

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Minnesota State Fair Talent Show Registration Closes July 27

Time is running out for those who want to show off their talents at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. The deadline to register for auditions for the fair’s amateur talent contest is July 27 at 4 p.m.

07/18/2015

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4H Students Settle In To Reality Of Bird-Free Fairs

People visiting county fairs this summer are starting to notice something is missing: birds. The Chisago County Fair opens Thursday in Rush City. And like every other fair in the state, it has been directed to cancel its live poultry exhibits to prevent the possible spread of bird flu.

07/15/2015

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Last Grandstand Headliner Confirmed: The Avett Brothers

State Fair officials have released details on the final band confirmed to play an evening grandstand set during this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

07/07/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We are so close to the weekend and there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities.

04/16/2015

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Def Leppard, Styx & Alan Jackson To Play The Grandstand

Although it’s January, it’s time to start planning this year’s visit to the State Fair. On Tuesday, the State Fair announced more Grandstand acts that will play at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

01/27/2015

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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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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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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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