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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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Keith Urban "shined" as he played to a sold out Grandstand crowd Friday night, according to the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press reports Martin O'Malley serenaded the crowd with "This Land is your Land" as he was the only presidential candidate to make an appearance at the fair after the DNC conference in Minneapolis.

MPR has a guide on how to get a coveted spot as a food vendor.

WCCO says that more than 110,000 people attended opening day Thursday, 15,000 more than last year.

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What's on tap: It's 4-H Day

10 a.m: ReUSE DIY project demonstrations at The Eco Experience.

3:30 p.m: Explore Minnesota's wine and cheese at Underwood St., across from the Ag-Hort building.

5:45 p.m: 4-H Purple Ribbon Livestock Auction in the AgStar Arena.

7 p.m: St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation demonstration at the Pet Center.

Click here for today's full schedule

Today’s State Fair forecast

Mostly cloudy to start with, but these clouds will gradually make way for sun, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

Evening: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph.

Click here for a full forecast

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