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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Benton County Fair Holds 1st Lawnmower Races [VIDEO]

The sound of lawnmower engines filled the air at the Benton County Fair on Sunday during the fair's first-ever lawnmower races.

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Ben, Sara, and Colby Kaschmitter talk about the continued tradition of 4-H shows at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Ben, Sara, and Colby Kaschmitter talk about the continued tradition of 4-H shows at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Benton County Fair 4-H Shows A Tradition Passed Down For Local Family [VIDEO]

For the Kaschmitter family, being involved in 4-H is a special tradition passed down through generations. Colby, Sara, and Ben Kaschmitter have been showing pigs since elementary school. Sara says it's fun to keep the tradition alive their parents and grandparents started.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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These Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Tractors at the Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

The tractor pull pulled in quite the crowd at the Benton County Fair on Friday night.

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Fun Friday: Thrilling Rides at Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

This week in Fun Friday, we visit the Benton County Fair to check out the many exciting rides in town this year.

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Members of FOCI demonstrate the art of glass blowing. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Members of FOCI demonstrate the art of glass blowing. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Glass Work Artists Amaze Spectators At Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

It's a new attraction that will have you in awe at the Benton County Fair. FOCI Minnesota Center For Glass Arts has been drawing in many spectators throughout the week as they show the are of glass blowing.

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Benton County Fair Demolition Derby a ‘Smash’ Hit [VIDEO]

It was a smashing time at the Benton County Fair on Wednesday night as drivers from all over the state showed their mettle at the Demolition Derby.

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Crews set up the rides at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Crews set up the rides at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind the Scenes: Preparing the Festivities at the Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we join the fun at the Benton County Fair and see how they go about setting up all of the weeks entertainment. From games, rides, food and displays a lot of man hours go into setting up for the week long celebration.

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Over 100 butterflies are waiting for you at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Over 100 butterflies are waiting for you at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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New Butterfly Exhibit ‘Flutters’ Into Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

A brand new exhibit at the Benton County Fair has kids fluttering with excitement. The fair board was looking to add something new this year and thought a butterfly house would be fun.

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Benton County Fair, Facebook
Benton County Fair, Facebook
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Meet the WJON Team at the Benton County Fair

AM 1240 WJON will be broadcasting live from the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids this week, Wednesday through Friday. Come out and meet us, and watch us broadcast live.

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Crews begin to set up the 250 foot replica Vietnam Veterans memorial at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Crews begin to set up the 250 foot replica Vietnam Veterans memorial at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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‘The Wall That Heals’ Honors Fallen Heroes At Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

It's a homecoming many veterans have been waiting for, and today (Tuesday) those fallen heroes will be remembered at the Benton County Fair. A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known as "The Wall That Heals" will call the fairgrounds home for the next week.

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