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Admission Price For Minnesota State Fair Goes Up $1

The Minnesota State Fair is raising admission prices by a dollar. Tickets at the gate of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will now cost $13 for adults and $11 for seniors 65 and older and kids 5-12. Children under 5 are still admitted for free.

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Profits Don’t Come Easy At Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair draws nearly 2 million people, making it a choice location for nearly 800 businesses hawking everything from corn dogs to tractors. But officials and vendors say profits don't come easy.

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Officials Watch For Swine Flu At Minnesota State Fair

Health officials are paying close attention at the Minnesota State Fair for any signs of swine flu. A strain of swine flu swept through fairs last summer, sickening over 300 people in a dozen states including Minnesota.

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Mykl Roventine, Flickr
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Minnesota State Fair Limits Smoking to 18 Sites

Smoking will be a little trickier at this year's Minnesota State Fair. A new rule limits smoking to 18 stations set up around the fairgrounds.

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State Fair Fooddities–Deep Fried Maggot Melt

This glorious concoction is jammed with maggots, smothered with cheese (because we know that a creamy cheese topping makes everything tastier), and dropped on a good ole bun for easy handling. Oh, and of course, since it’s a state fair, the maggots are deep-fried.

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Minnesota State Fair Offers More Than 20 New Attractions

The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including "Air Raid," which takes riders on an acrobatic flight in all directions including upside down, and Riptide, a rollercoaster that ends with a spiral helix grand finale.

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State Fair Will Limit Smoking in Open Air Spaces

The Minnesota State Fair plans to limit open air smoking on its 320-acre property beginning this year. Smoking has already been prohibited in fair buildings and in entertainment seating areas, such as the grandstand.

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Minnesota State Fair Attendance Just Short of Record

Attendance at the just-completed Minnesota State Fair fell just short of a record. Officials say 1,788,512 people attended the 12-day Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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Three State Fair Swine Barn Visitors Show Flu Symptoms

The Minnesota Department of Health says three people developed swine flu symptoms after exhibiting pigs or spending time at the Minnesota State Fair's swine barn.

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Minnesota State Fair Enters Final Weekend [PHOTOS]

The Minnesota State Fair is drawing to a close. But there's plenty to do, see and eat before the gates close Monday night. Here's just a sampling of all the fun at the fair, through the lens of photographer Joe Bielawa.

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