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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A Foreston man is going to the State Fair Thursday for the 75th year in a row, and it'll be his wife's 63rd time. KSTP has the story.

The State Fair's informal and non-binding corn poll Republican presidential popularity contest shows that fairgoers are leaning towards Donald Trump, the Star Tribune says.

Patti LaBelle played the Grandstand Wednesday night, charming the crowd, the Pioneer Press reports.

And there was a llama costume contest Wednesday:

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What’s on tap: Seniors Day

10 a.m.: The 13th annual State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll will be held at Carousel Park, along with other multicultural performances throughout the day.

1 p.m.: The early bird specials at the Mighty Midway and Kidway ends.

7:30 p.m.: Lyndyrd Skynyrd with special guest Collective Soul will play the Grandstand – tickets are still available.

See today's complete schedule here.

Today’s State Fair forecast

Expect another toasty day at the fair today. After the dense fog wears off around 9 a.m., the sun is expected to come out. The high is 87 degrees. Click here for more.

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