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

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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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– A big draw of the State Fair is the food. So here are some food hacks as suggested by We Said Go Travel.

– Crop art has been at the fair for decades, and WCCO looks at its history, and what it takes to be an artist.

– Want to know what it's like working at Sweet Martha's? Check out this behind-the-scenes look from the Star Tribune.

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What's on tap: 'Read and Ride' day

Bring a valid public library card, and get a couple bucks off admission.

9 a.m. – Minnesota's public libraries stage shows and games all day at Carousel Park, including a magician, a yo-yo master, a hypnotist and more.

7:30 p.m. – Patti LaBelle at the Grandstand

Click here for today's full schedule.

Today's State Fair forecast

The overnight rain and storms give way in the morning, and lead into a partly sunny day with a high of 83 degrees. Tonight, it drops down to about 69 degrees.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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