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Joe Bielawa
Joe Bielawa
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Minnesota State Fair at Night [PHOTOS]

The Minnesota State Fair comes alive at night. Take a look at the beauty of the midway with photos from photographer Joe Bielawa. The Minnesota State Fair runs through Monday.

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pmarkham, Flickr
pmarkham, Flickr
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Another Ride at Minnesota State Fair Malfunctions

Another ride at the Minnesota State Fair has stopped working. The River Raft shut down Tuesday afternoon. Fair officials say it was due to an electrical problem.

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Photo by Steven Sohlstrom
Photo by Steven Sohlstrom
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2 Stabbings at Minnesota State Fair

Police are investigating two stabbings at the Minnesota State Fair. Two men had stab wounds to their abdomens after a fight at the fair Sunday night.

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Stratosphere, Minnesota State Fair
Stratosphere, Minnesota State Fair
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Minnesota State Fair Ride Malfunctions, Again

A ride at the Minnesota State Fair malfunctioned again, a day after stranding 24 people about 100 feet off the ground for 40 minutes. Fair spokeswoman Lara Hughes says the Stratosphere unexpectedly stopped Friday with people aboard.

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pmarkham, Flickr
pmarkham, Flickr
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State Fair Ride Stalls, Stranding 24 Riders

A ride at the Minnesota State Fair malfunctioned Thursday, stranding 24 people about 100 feet off the ground for 40 minutes. The ride is called the Stratosphere. It looks like a tall tower, with swings hanging from branch-like extensions.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Swine Show Will Go On at Minnesota State Fair

The swine show will go on at the Minnesota State Fair. Deputy State Epidemiologist Richard Danila says officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control support the precautions Minnesota officials are taking to prevent the spread of a new strain of swine flu from pigs to fair visitors.

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Mykl Roventine, Flickr
Mykl Roventine, Flickr
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Minnesota State Fair Opens Thursday

Hundreds of horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep and even llamas will face the judges — and the public — when the 2012 Minnesota State Fair begins its run Thursday.

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Area Farms Receive ‘Century Farm’ Designation

Seven farms in the tri-county area will be honored as Century Farms at the Minnesota State Fair. The Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau will recognize a total of 144 farms statewide.

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Alan Jackson to Perform at MN State Fair

The first grand stand acts for this year's Minnesota State Fair have been announced. This year's Minnesota State Fair runs August 23rd through Labor Day.

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pmarkham, Flickr
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Juding Arena at Minnesota State Fair is Demolished

The old Judging Arena at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds has met its demise. The wooden structure from the 1960s was demolished last week to make way for the new AgStar Arena.

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