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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Country star Alan Jackson performed at the State Fair Grandstand Sunday night. The Star Tribune has a review of the show, noting Jackson left a lot of his songs unsung.

Ricardo Flores, a homeless St. Paul man, won a blue ribbon for his crop art at the fair. The Pioneer Press has that story.

Attendance at Saturday's fair marked the third largest attendance in history on an opening Saturday, KARE 11 has more.

Planning to eat a lot at the fair? The Star Tribune takes a look at the "art of eating gross amounts of food" for this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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What's on tap: 'Celebrate Figure Skating' day

9 a.m.: The State Patrol is showing off an array of tools it uses to keep Minnesota roads safer as part of Minnesota State Patrol Day at Expo Place.

10 a.m.: Figure skating demonstrations begin at Carousel Park for figure skating day at the fair.

11 a.m.: Kristi Yamaguchi and Rohene Ward will answer your questions at Carousel Park, and then sign autographs at noon.

8 p.m.: Happy Together plays the Grandstand – tickets are still available.

8:30 p.m.: Andy Grammer plays the Leinie Lodge Bandshell – it's a free show.

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

Expect it to be cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clearing, with a high near 84 degrees.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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