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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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What others are saying

Last night's Grandstand performance by legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd was summed up by the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press has tips on how to make a day at the fair with a family of four cost less than $100.

KARE 11 went on the hunt for the best "fashion looks" at this year's State Fair.

And "so you don't have to," MinnPost has been to every political booth at the fair and given its own take on each one.

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What's on tap: MPR Day

All day: MPR News, 89.3 The Current and Classic MPR doing live broadcasts from Carousel Park.

7:45 p.m: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at the Grandstand. Tickets cost $32 and $25.

8:30 p.m: Reel Big Fish perform at the Leinie Bandshell.

Click here for today's full schedule

Today's State Fair forecast

Early morning mist will make way for a mostly sunny day with highs near 87 and winds of 10-15 mph.

Going into this evening, though, there's a 30 percent chance of showers and a thunderstorm.

Click here for more.

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