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News on a stick: Your daily bite-size serving of Minnesota State Fair

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A quick look at what’s happened – and what’s coming up – at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Country star Alan Jackson performed at the State Fair Grandstand Sunday night. The Star Tribune has a review of the show, noting Jackson left a lot of his songs unsung.

Ricardo Flores, a homeless St. Paul man, won a blue ribbon for his crop art at the fair. The Pioneer Press has that story.

Attendance at Saturday's fair marked the third largest attendance in history on an opening Saturday, KARE 11 has more.

Planning to eat a lot at the fair? The Star Tribune takes a look at the "art of eating gross amounts of food" for this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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What's on tap: 'Celebrate Figure Skating' day

9 a.m.: The State Patrol is showing off an array of tools it uses to keep Minnesota roads safer as part of Minnesota State Patrol Day at Expo Place.

10 a.m.: Figure skating demonstrations begin at Carousel Park for figure skating day at the fair.

11 a.m.: Kristi Yamaguchi and Rohene Ward will answer your questions at Carousel Park, and then sign autographs at noon.

8 p.m.: Happy Together plays the Grandstand – tickets are still available.

8:30 p.m.: Andy Grammer plays the Leinie Lodge Bandshell – it's a free show.

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

Expect it to be cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clearing, with a high near 84 degrees.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash

Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

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15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested

A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.

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3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

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Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.


1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

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Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

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Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

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K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

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Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.