Minnesota State Fair

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 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 September 6...
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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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Dave Lee/News Talk 830 WCCO
WCCO Radio Newsroom
August 26, 2019 - 4:59 pm
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is here and News Talk 830 WCCO will be setting up shop all 12 days! Find us at Underwood & Carnes by Sweet Martha’s Cookies to meet your favorite hosts, win prizes and pick up some cool merchandise. In case you missed it, the legendary Sid Hartman stole the show...
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Lots of people at the state fair
Entercom
WCCO Radio Newsroom
August 26, 2019 - 4:56 am
The Minnesota State Fair did not set an attendance record for Saturday... but the crowd was still pretty big. The official count announced Sunday afternoon: 209,105. That's about 11,000 fewer than the all-time record for the first Saturday of the fair, set a year ago. The fair had us in an upside-...
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