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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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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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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
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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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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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Midwest Dairy
Midwest Dairy
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Princess Kay’s Butter Sculpture Is Done

The new Princess Kay of the Milky Way has had her likeness carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. Mary Zahurones of Pierz was crowned on Wednesday night.

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Getting To Minnesota State Fair Will Be Harder

It will be a bit harder to get to the Minnesota State Fair this year and it will cost a little more to get inside. Officials say construction at University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul will make this a great year to try a park-and-ride lot for the fair, which opens Thursday and runs through September 5th.

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Minnesota Fair Officials Work To Ensure Stage Safety

Minnesota State Fair officials say they have safety standards to keep stages as safe as possible for concertgoers and performers, but they can't control the weather.

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