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


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

– The Star Tribune reports the opening day of the State Fair featured "big crowds, big traffic jams and big milestones."

– The Grand Forks Herald says while the start was crowded, it was a bit quieter than in election years.

WCCO rounded up all its videos in one place, including an interview with Wild head coach Mike Yeo, a look at seed art, and some time with the poultry royalty.

– The Pioneer Press said opening Grand Stand headliner Def Leppard brought the '80s back during their sold-out show.

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What's on tap: It's Governor's Fire Prevention Day

9 a.m. – Aisle of Breeds horse showcase, at the Horse Barn

10 a.m. – Pet surgery demonstration performed by Minnesota Veterinary Association members, at the Pet Center

7:30 p.m. – Keith Urban at the Grand Stand

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

It might be rainy! A 40 percent chance of showers from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Cloudy with a high near 72 degrees.

In the evening: Partly cloudy with a low of about 58 degrees.

Click here for the full forecast.

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