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TLC visits Minnesota State Fair to film upcoming 'What Not to Wear'

Apparently the fair really is good people-watching. Tuesday's episode of TLC's ambush-makeover show turns its eye on our Great Minnesota Get-Together.
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Apparently the fair really is good people-watching. Tuesday's episode of TLC's ambush-makeover show turns its eye on our Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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