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Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
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Minnesota State Fair Taking Applications To Honor Historic Family Farms

Historic family farms are looking to be recognized in Minnesota. Family farms 100 years or older can now apply for the 2015 Century Farm Program put on by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

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pmarkham, Flickr
pmarkham, Flickr
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Def Leppard, Alan Jackson Added to State Fair Lineup

Some more grandstand acts have been announced for this year's Great Minnesota Get Together. Def Leppard, with special guests Styx, will be on stage on Thursday, August 27th. Alan Jackson is the headliner on Sunday, August 30th. And the Happy Together Tour is back on Monday, August 31st.

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Suspect Charged In Minnesota State Fair Robbery

A 20-year-old man faces federal charges in last month's armed robbery of a beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Getty Images
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State Fair Visitors Eat Up Lots Of Wireless Data

On top of corn dogs and fried cheese curds, visitors to the Minnesota State Fair are also eating up a lot of wireless data.

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
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Archivist: Minnesota State Fair A Popular Haunt For Ghosts [AUDIO]

You never know who you might bump into at the Minnesota State Fair. Minnesotans of all shapes and sizes have been known to attend the State Fair, even a few old timers - as in really old timers.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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DNR Log Cabin Celebrating 80th Year At The Minnesota State Fair [AUDIO]

The Department Of Natural Resources is celebrating the 80th anniversary of their historic building at the Minnesota State Fair. The log structure is the centerpiece of the DNR's exhibit.

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
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Political Candidates See Opportunity at State Fair

Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Minnesota State Fair to Offer Frozen Beer Foam

Visitors to the Minnesota State Fair will be able to cool off with ice cold beers topped with frozen foam.

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
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Last Day To Get Discount Tickets For Minnesota State Fair [AUDIO]

The Minnesota State Fair kicks-off tomorrow (Thursday) in Falcon Heights. If you're planning on going to the fair any time during it's 12-day run, today (Wednesday) is your last chance to take advantage of some discount tickets.

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Photo Courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
Photo Courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
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2 Stearns County Women Hope To Be Crowned ‘Princess Kay Of The Milky Way’ [AUDIO]

Two local women will represent Stearns County this evening (Wednesday) for a chance to be crowned Minnesota's 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.

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