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'Selfish and immature': 2 large fights break out at Anoka Co. Fair

The brawls happened on Saturday night.
Anoka County Fair

Two large brawls broke out at the Anoka County Fair over the weekend, with at least one of the incidents now under investigation by local authorities.

The first of the incidents happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday near the midway. 

According to a release from the Anoka County sheriff, once law enforcement arrived, the "crowd dispersed, and individuals involved were escorted out of the fair":

A little over an hour later, a "second large fight" occurred "within the fairgrounds," prompting a response from multiple agencies, including the Anoka, Ramsey and Coon Rapids police departments.

Deputies and officers "quickly responded and ultimately mandated that all guests leave the premises." 

There were some minor injuries, the release says, but the injured refused medical attention.

"It is tragic when selfish and immature actions of a few negatively impact so many others on what should have been an enjoyable summer evening at the fair," said Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart in a statement. "We will continue to hold public safety as paramount and will not tolerate actions by those who cross the line in Anoka County."

This year's Anoka County Fair ran from July 20-25. 

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