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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

Noon Show At The Fair Audience

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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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

Hopkins Center for the Arts

Wander MN: State Fair Overflow Art Show

The Minnesota State Fair kicks off on Thursday. One popular attraction there is the display at the Fine Arts building. The exhibit is the result of an annual competition for Minnesota artists. Thousands of people apply; a first round is chosen; then that group is winnowed down to the final exhibit. Generally between 300-400 pieces of art are chosen to exhibit.

08/20/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition

This week, it’s all about DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition. With the State Fair going, that’s traditionally one of the slowest times of the year for non-fair restaurants, and it’s a great time to try out a place you’ve been waiting to get into.

08/17/2013

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State Fair Business Owner Runs For Mpls. Mayor

With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.

08/05/2013

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State Fair’s Heritage Square May Become Transit Hub

For nearly 50 years, Heritage Square has invited Minnesota State Fairgoers to take a slow walk down memory lane. But it could soon be offering fairgoers a quick and modern trip to and from the fairgrounds.

08/02/2013

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Wacky Weather Putting Potential Damper On 4-H Competition

The summer fair season has arrived and in the next few weeks, children from around state will bring their livestock to 4-H competitions. Last year, there was concern that the dry weather would have an impact on the size and turnout of livestock during this year’s fair season.

07/06/2013

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Check Out The Official Art For The 2013 State Fair

The new official commemorative art for this year’s State Fair was unveiled on Wednesday. Minneapolis artist Marie Olofsdotter unveiled her creation on Wednesday on the state fairgrounds.

06/05/2013

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State Fair Announces Free Entertainment Lineup

There are some big names offering free performances at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, including an infamous trio of mop-topped brothers and a former member of Prince’s musical entourage in the 1980s.

05/21/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Laundry Edition

I don’t think laundry is anyone’s favorite thing, but we all deal with it — and you’ve got Good Questions about it.

02/22/2013

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Wander Minnesota: The Fairgrounds In Winter

You may not realize that the Fairgrounds are open year-round, and visiting in winter gives an entirely different perspective.

01/02/2013

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2012 MN State Fair 2nd Best Attended In History

This year’s Minnesota State Fair total attendance numbers are out – and it was a close one.

09/04/2012

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Marriage Amendment Campaigns Rushing To Claim Voters

Election Day 2012 is just nine weeks from Tuesday, and no issue is creating more debate in Minnesota than the Constitutional Amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

09/03/2012

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Products That Were Sold At State Fair Through Pitch

Dating back to the mid 30’s, products have been sold at the State Fair using that spell casting pitchman. Take alook at some of these products.  

09/03/2012

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Last Day At State Fair Means Lots Of Deals

All good things have to come to an end, right? It’s the last day of the State Fair, but that also means it’s a great day to grab some deals.

09/03/2012

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Good Question: Who Makes The Most Dough At The Fair?

With nearly 250 vendors selling food at the State Fair, and a massive waiting list for people who want to get in, you know there are dreams of making big money during the fair’s 12 days.

08/31/2012

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Odd Finds At The Minn. State Fair

There is more to the fair than the fried foods and Midway rides. WCCO’s Matt Brickman wanted to find the odd things at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/31/2012

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 9

Friday was MPR Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and the stations KNOW, KSJN and KCMP broadcasted live from the Carousel Park stage.

08/31/2012

Minnesota State Fair

Good Question: Who Are The Streets At The Fair Named After?

There’s a lot to love at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, but getting around can be tricky, unless you have a map or know the street names.

08/30/2012

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About 20 People Treated For Heat-Related Issues At The Fair

A doctor at one of the State Fair’s medical aid stations said about 20 people were treated for heat-related problems on Thursday, when temperatures were expected to soar into the 90s.

08/30/2012

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