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Seven-year-old Lucy Jacobson of St. Paul chews a "pig licker," a bacon strip dipped in dark chocolate, at the Minnesota State Fair.

Bucket list: Visit the State Fair

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- New food. New exhibits. New rides. New venues. The 2012 Minnesota State Fair has them all.

Sometimes, however, what's "new" is really quite old. There are many prime examples this year.


The first stop off the Commonwealth entrance is Heritage Square. Tucked into the northwest corner you'll find a hand-fed letterpress cranking out old and new stories a couple pages at a time.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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