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#fox9fairfilter: Minnesota State Fair captured with Instagram

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We want to see what the Great Minnesota Get Together looks like through your Instagram account.
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You be the judge: Best blooms at the State Fair Video included

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Did you know gardeners enter their prized blooms for judging at the Minnesota State Fair? Garden Guy Dale K. investigates Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota to see which blooms reign supreme, and what it takes to be the perfect petal. More>>

Where to find tasty protein-on-a-stick at the Fair Video included

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Our bodies need protein to build muscle, but you may not even be thinking about this at the State Fair -- Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us how to get your protein-on-a-stick. More>>

4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth Video included

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Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.


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Fairgoers lined Hamline Dining Hall before you poured your cereal Video included

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M.A. Rosko joins us from the Hamline Dining Hall on Dan Patch Avenue where she discovers fairgoers lining up for a hot breakfast before you could even pour your morning cereal. More>>

State Fair's new transit hub might save you a headache Video included

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There are thousands of places to park on the Fairgrounds, but if you prefer to forgo having to worry about parking and fees, and the traffic on Como, you may want to start a new tradition with the new transit hub.


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5 Minnesota State Fair foods that make the most money Video included

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There's a big misconception about food vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. Many people think you can set up a booth, work 12 days and make a pile of cash. But it's not that easy. Aside from a lot of hard work, it also takes some luck. More>>

7 cheese curds thoughts you have at the Minnesota State Fair

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Some people go to the Minnesota State Fair and have cheese curds. Other people go to the State Fair for the cheese curds. This post is for those people.
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How to take on the State Fair...and stay sane Video included

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Adrienne C. Laursen, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of The Engagement Coach, shares tips for attending the "great Minnesota get-together" and coming out happy on the other side! More>>

5 Minnesota-made shops at the State Fair Video included

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Food gets more attention, but between eating things on sticks, there's a lot of shopping to do at the Minnesota State Fair—and it goes way beyond magic mops and yard sticks. More>>

Gallery: Minnesota State Fair 2014

MNFFA Association visits the Fox 9 booth with a Miracle of Birth MNFFA Association visits the Fox 9 booth with a Miracle of Birth
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The Great Minnesota Get-Together is back with its hottest starting day in 20 years, 28 new foods and thousands of memories to be captured in photographs.
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MN State Fair 2014: The hottest start in 20 years

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They don't call it the "Great Minnesota Sweat Together" for nothing. Its always hot at the fair at least one day. Overall it was much hotter last year during the run of the fair but his year we will kick it off with the More>>

PHOTOS: 2013 Minnesota State Fair

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FOX 9 is at the Minnesota State Fair all-day, everyday! Send your fair pics to photos@fox9.com or Tweet them to us @MyFOX9 More>>

STATE FAIR PREP: Gardens are in full bloom

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Fun fact: Garden Guy Dale K. knows how to navigate the Minnesota State Fair. Check out his preview on what's sprouting this coming week! More>>

STATE FAIR: Some vendors see brisk business despite heat Video included

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For some vendors at the Minnesota State Fair, the sticky, sweltering weather is anything but fair -- but others who are doing a brisk bit of business say bring on the heat. More>>

6 things to know about keeping cool at the State Fair

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If you do decide to take on the Minnesota State Fair despite sweltering heat, here's a few tips to keep it cool. More>>

STATE FAIR: 90 treated for heat-related illnesses Video included

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It only takes a second outside to know that the heat is on, but that didn't stop fairgoers from going to the great Minnesota get-together on a steamy Sunday. More>>

STATE FAIR: New flavors, sights and rides ready for Thursday Video included

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Fried food, free swag and people watching -- all are set to begin on Thursday when the Minnesota State Fair opens and the great Minnesota get together gets going. More>>

STATE FAIR: Ride safety a top priority after stuck Stratosphere Video included

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Fairgoers who favor a bit of thrill-seeking won't be getting stuck on the Stratosphere this year because the Minnesota State Fair has replaced the ride that literally left people hanging. More>>

STATE FAIR: What can you expect this year? Video included

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In just one week, the great Minnesota get-together will get underway, but there will be a few changes at the fairgrounds this year. FOX 9 News spoke with spokeswoman Brienna Schuette about them. More>>

Dale K. spruces up the FOX 9 State Fair booth Video included

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Two days and counting until the gates open for this year's great Minnesota get-together. Once again, we'll be at the FOX 9 booth, meeting viewers and signing autographs every day after the show. Garden Guy Dale K. is busy getting the booth ready to go, we take a sneak peek. More>>

Avoid flu at Fair: Don't pet the pigs! Video included

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Planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair? Health officials have a warning: Don't pet the pigs. More>>

2012 Minnesota State Fair attendance: 1,788,512 Video included

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Total attendance for the 2012 Minnesota State Fair added up to 1,788,512 people, making it the second-best-attended fair in history – just 1,985 people shy of the 2009 record. More>>

Thousands of fairgoers cross buckets off their bucket list

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Everyday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the Home Depot booth at the fair seems to be the place to be. At that precise moment and not a second sooner, 600 orange buckets are given away to those standing in line. More>>

Food fact sheet helps steer fairgoers to healthy fare Video included

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Many people come to the Minnesota State Fair with empty stomachs and a craving for their deep-fried favorites, but those with special diet needs can now use a list of food facts that can help steer fairgoers to healthier fare. More>>

Minnesota State Fair is staying sky aware Video included

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When storms rolled through the metro on Friday, fairgoers found there are at least five places they can take shelter if severe weather threatens to dampen the fun at the Minnesota State Fair. More>>

Stratosphere gets stuck a 3rd time in 3 days at Minnesota State Fair Video included

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The Stratosphere ride at the Minnesota State Fair has been suspended indefinitely after getting stuck for the second time in two days, leaving riders stranded in the air. More>>

Fairgoers sound off on H3N2 swine flu Video included

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The Minnesota State Fair is taking extra precautions to protect the health of patrons this year now that a new strain of swine flu has cropped up in Minnesota, and FOX 9 News asked fairgoers if they're fretting over the flu or not. More>>

Riders freed from faulty Stratosphere tower at Minnesota State Fair Video included

Photo courtesy of @MNFries at the Minnesota State Fair Photo courtesy of @MNFries at the Minnesota State Fair
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So much for a smooth start to the Minnesota State Fair. The Stratosphere tower got stuck with riders still in the seats on the opening day of the great Minnesota get-together.
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State Fair preps for H3N2 after 1st confirmed case in Minn. Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the first confirmed -- and possibly the second case -- of the new strain of swine flu after a preschooler and an older sibling came down with symptoms after visiting a live-animal market. More>>

Fox 9 at the State Fair Shuttle Service

Fox 9 at the State Fair Shuttle Service

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Every Day, Aug. 23 - Sept. 3 Buses operate from 8 a.m. to midnight *Open Sundays at 1 p.m. 1 Country Financial One block south of Cty. Rd. E on Pine Tree Drive 2 Catholic United Financial Lexington More>>

  • What new food are you most excited to try at the State Fair this year?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Leg
    28%
    3 votes
    Beer Gelato
    0%
    0 votes
    Bison Dog
    0%
    0 votes
    Blue Cheese & Corn Fritz
    27%
    3 votes
    Breakfast Juicy LuLu
    18%
    2 votes
    Caramel Apple Ice Cream
    0%
    0 votes
    Caribbean-Style Lobster Roll
    9%
    1 vote
    Chicken in the Waffle
    9%
    1 vote
    Chilaquiles
    0%
    0 votes
    Chocolate Dessert Salami
    9%
    1 vote
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