Board approves $6 million for improvements to fairgrounds


The home of the Minnesota State Fair is getting a few updates before this year's festivities, MinnPost reports.

The Minnesota State Agricultural Society approved $6 million to build a new restroom west of the DNR building and put new roofs on a handful of buildings. Hand-washing stations in the Food Building will also be installed.

A chunk of the money will go to restoring the historic streetcar arch, according to KSTP.

The board voted to keep fair admission prices the same as last year at $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children.

The fair runs Aug. 22-Sept. 2.

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