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Local (Wine) Tap: ‘Minn. Wine Country’

Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs — and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

08/29/2013

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She Dances, Loves The Fair’s Sweet Corn & Is 100 Years Old

One Minnesota State Fair fan has been enjoying the Great Get-Together for a century. That’s right — Loretta Ecklund still walks the fairgrounds at 100 years young. “I can still get up and dance,” she said, and then did.

08/29/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-29!

Is the Winner of the CAT FILM FESTIVAL good enough to win the Smack Down?

08/29/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 8 At The State Fair

Day 8 at the Minnesota State Fair started with a dose of rain, but that didn’t keep the WCCO Morning Show team from remaining in the spirit of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/29/2013

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Sports, State Fair Make For Busy Twin Cities Day

A trifecta of major sporting events plus the Minnesota State Fair will make for a busy day in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team are all in action at their Minneapolis stadiums on Thursday.

08/29/2013

Best Of Dogs Fair

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Free Live Act: Dog Agility Demos

When you think State Fair, you probably think farm animals. But if you find your way up to the Pet Center, dogs are the stars of the show.

08/28/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 7

Can you find a ‘Goin’ To The Lake’ experience at the fair? Wednesday was also Read and Ride Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. And to celebrate literacy in our state, we had a prickly little Internet celebrity stop by our fair booth.

08/28/2013

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Fewer Deliveries To The Fair As Heat Thins Crowds

Everyone knows they are supposed to stay hydrated on hot days at the State Fair, but for many it’s sometimes nice to knock back a couple of beers as well. Whether they’re kegs of beer or flats of cookies, the deliveries continue all night long.

08/28/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Today is Seniors Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Carousel Park features the State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll and multicultural performances. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.

08/28/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Today is Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Celebrate with your public library with stage shows and family fun in Carousel Park. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day.

08/28/2013

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Just $1? Really? Here’s 20-Plus Affordable State Fair Booths

When you do come out to the fair you don’t have to spend a fortune, as there are dozens of booths and vendors that have inexpensive goodies. On average a family will spend $47 per person here at the fair between the food rides and souvenirs.

08/27/2013

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Fair-Goers Share Heat-Beating Tips

Tuesday was the steamiest day at the State Fair yet, so we sent meteorologist Lauren Casey out to find the best places and ways to cool down on the fairgrounds.

08/27/2013

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Fair Vendors Hurting In Record Heat

Deep fried anything on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair sounds tasty, but in record heat?

08/27/2013

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Vietnam Vets Honored At The Minn. State Fair

It’s been 50 years since the end of the Vietnam War. For the veterans, recognition is a long time coming. Thousands of them were honored at the Minnesota State Fair Monday.

08/27/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 6 At The State Fair

It’s going to be another steamy day at the State Fair. Mike Augustyniak says he can see some signs of a comparative cool-down, but it’s still likely to feel hotter than 100 degrees out there.

08/27/2013

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