Minnesota State Fair

sign at state fair
Entercom
WCCO Radio Newsroom
January 19, 2020 - 9:45 am
Metal detectors for the Minnesota State Fair are coming for 2020. The state fair board approved installation of the security devices during the weekend's Minnesota State Agricultural Society convention in Bloomington. It's part of nearly $10 million in improvements that were finalized by the fair...
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2020 dates for State Fair
Entercom
WCCO Radio Newsroom
September 17, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Minnesota Department of Health officials Tuesday announced 11 cases of E. coli O157 have been linked to the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. In the news release , officials said the individuals reported visiting the fair between August 25 and September 2. They then became ill between August 29 and...
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Lots of people at the state fair
Entercom
WCCO Radio Newsroom
September 02, 2019 - 7:25 am
Until last year, drawing two million people to the Minnesota State Fair was a pipe dream. Now, it appears that mark might become a regular occurrance. Another day of temperatures maybe reaching 80 degrees, and the draw of ZZ Top performing at the Grandstand, and chances appear good for another...
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Minnesota Department of Administration
Sloane Martin
August 30, 2019 - 5:02 pm
If you were hoping to snag a 20-foot tall statue of Paul Bunyan, someone beat you to it. The state's public bidding site, run by the Department of Administration, normally offers things like police or emergency vehicles or items seized at the airport like knives. "And occasionally we get something...
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Laura Oakes
August 29, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minnesota 4H kids prepare all year for State Fair time, and this year is no exception. More than 5,500 of them are showing off their animals this year, including 13-year old Owen Chute with the Aitkin County 4H Club. But if you think getting a Nigerian dwarf goat ready for the Fair is a piece of...
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