Cinemagraphs: State Fair moments in motion

This is a cool new way to see the Minnesota State Fair in a way you never have, through a format called cinemagraph. These animated GIFs created by MPR are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame.
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This is a cool new way to see the Minnesota State Fair in a way you never have, through a format called cinemagraph. These animated GIFs created by MPR are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame.

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Opening day at the fair started off a little bumpy with a brief ride malfunction and lower attendance at the pig barn after the Swine Flu virus raised cause for concern. Day two kicks of with the Governor's Fire Prevention Day and Alan Jackson performs at the Grandstand tonight.

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Minnesota State Fair heads to New York

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