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Minnesota State Fair

September 6, 2016
The crowd on Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair was the largest daily crowd ever.  Here, crowds pack on of the fair's "streets." Submitted photo
Busiest state fair ever? You betcha
September 6, 2016 - 9:14pm
September 4, 2016
The Minnesota State Fair broke an all-time, single-day attendance record Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with 260,374 people attending. (Photo courtesy:  Jake Nyberg)
Fair frenzy: Minnesota State Fair sets daily attendance record
September 4, 2016 - 8:50pm
August 31, 2016
Carlos Creek Winery is the first in the Midwest to be able to bottle wine in single-serving plastic miniatures. (Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service)
Alexandria's Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
August 31, 2016 - 2:42pm
August 28, 2016
A Prince seed art entry by Suzanne Mears at the seed art exhibit at the Agricultural Building at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Friday, August 26, 2016.(Pioneer Press: John Autey)
In State Fair crop art, none top Prince
August 28, 2016 - 8:24pm
August 24, 2016
Fairchild poses for a photo under the statue of him near the bandshell. The Minnesota State Fair mascot Fairchild turns 50 this year. He was photographed at the State Fair on Thursday, August 18, 2016. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)
Un-fur-gettable Minnesota State Fair mascot turns 50
August 24, 2016 - 9:24pm
August 20, 2016
"I interact with my girls a lot. People prefer friendly birds that are calm and used to people," said Mariah Huberty, 18, as she gives a treat to her White Plymouth Rock chickens in Harris, Minn., on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She said she will be bringing three White Plymouth Rock chickens to the fair but doesn't know which ones yet. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
Minnesota State Fair prepping for poultry after last year's ban
August 20, 2016 - 8:05pm