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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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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

Minnesota State Fair

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

Minnesota State Fair

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

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

Minnesota State Fair

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

Minnesota State Fair

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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