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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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What others are saying

– The State Fair vendors that bring in the most bucks? The St. Cloud Times has a list, and of course, Sweet Martha's is No. 1 with $2.9 million in 2014.

KSTP looked at vendor health inspection data, and found that most spots only have a few minor violations, if they have any at all.

– A half-long block of manure that reaches 14 feet high – that's what some fair crew members have to deal with every day WCCO says, while explaining just how they get rid of it.

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What's on tap: Military appreciation day

Admission for active military, spouses and kids – $8

Admission for retired military and spouses – $8

Admission for military veterans and spouses – $8

8 a.m. – Military appreciation day activities at Expo Place, all day long

8:30 p.m. – Andy Grammer at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

A high of 86 degrees today, partly sunny with 5-10 mph south winds. Tonight it'll get a bit cloudy and drop down to about 70 degrees.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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