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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The Avett Brothers performed at the Grandstand Saturday, putting on a "terrific show," the Pioneer Press has a review of the concert.

One of the most talked about presidential candidates visited the State Fair Saturday. Deez Nuts toured the fair with the Independence Party of Minnesota. FOX 9 and WCCO have that story.

KARE 11 has the story of an inspirational painting from a blind artist that was stolen from the Educational Building at the fair. The canvas was valued at $1,500.

The Star Tribune looks at attendance numbers at this year's fair.

The most common reason for people to visit first aid booths at the fair? WCCO says it's – no surprise – indigestion.

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What’s on tap: Friends of the Fair Day

9 a.m.: Radio stations KQRS and 93X will broadcast live from Carousel Park throughout the day, the first broadcast begins at 9 a.m.

7:30 p.m.: The amateur talent contest at the Grandstand – admission is free.

8:30 p.m.: Home Free will perform a free concert at the Leinie Lodge.

Click here for the day's schedule.

Today’s State Fair forecast

Expect showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 a.m., and then again Sunday evening. It'll be another hot and muggy day at the fair, with a high of 87 degrees expected.

Click here for the complete forecast.

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