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WCCO This Morning: Day 5 At The State Fair

The temperatures are going to flirt with record highs on Monday. Not just for this day in history. It might be the hottest day at the State Fair ever. The current record high for a fair day, according to Mike Lynch, is 104.

08/26/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Today is Seniors, Kids and Minnesota State Patrol Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Don’t miss State Patrol vehicles and trac safety activities on West Dan Patch Avenue. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day.

08/26/2013

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How Do State Fair Workers Stay Cool In Record Heat?

If you think it’s hot enough walking around at the state fair, how about next to 600 degree ovens? Corn Roast had to shut down one of its roasters because temperatures reached 135 degrees inside the building.

08/25/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: State Fair History

There’s so much history to the Great Minnesota Get-Together that we thought we’d let the fairgoers ask their Good Questions. Stacey Foust wanted to know: How old is the Grandstand? Built in 1909, the Grandstand is now 104 years old. According the Minnesota State Fair archivist, the original two-decked wooden Grandstand, built in 1885, was razed after the 1908 State Fair.

08/23/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Fair Ride: The Giant Slide

Your favorite ride – the Giant Slide — has become an icon over the last 45 years. It’s a tradition for many Minnesota families, but none more than the Pittroffs.

08/23/2013

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Booth At State Fair Accused Of Being Backed By ‘Hate Group’

The group “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” has gained attention at the Minnesota State Fair over accusations that it’s a hate group.

08/23/2013

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Vikings Unexpectedly Break Off Stadium Negotiations

The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).

08/23/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 2

Day 2 at the State Fair was all about ramping up for the Agrilympics. Do you think the ‘CCO news team will take home the gold again this year?

08/23/2013

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Sen. Amy KLobuchar Visits WCCO Morning News At State Fair

U S Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on the porch at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday morning. Here is their conversation.

08/23/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 2 At The State Fair

As it’s just entering its second day, you might say the 2013 State Fair is still a newborn. Appropriately enough, the WCCO Morning Show sent Edward Moody to hang out with some newborn animal babies at the Miracle of Birth Center.

08/23/2013

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New Fair Attractions: Dr. Seuss Display, Legos & Your Own Adventure Movie

Whether you just want some down time away from the games and rides or want a video to remind of the fun you had, the newest attractions have it all.

08/22/2013

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Politics-On-A-Stick At The State Fair

Forget elections, conventions, debates, and television ads. This is my favorite political event of the year.

08/22/2013

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Vote For Minnesota State Fair’s Best Ride

What would the Minnesota State Fair be without the rides?

08/22/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 1 At The State Fair

The gates opened at 6 a.m. at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, and WCCO This Morning was right there to jump into the festivities feet first! Here are some highlights from Day 1 at the State Fair.

08/22/2013

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Today, the first day of the fair, is Thrifty Thursdays 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.

08/21/2013

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