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The Minnesota State Fair’s Mighty Midway and Kidway will feature eight new rides this year. The fair runs Aug. 21 to Sept. 1. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)

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Animals. Rides. Music. Food on a stick.

It’s time again for the Minnesota State Fair. The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicks off Thursday and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 1.


There is plenty to see and do, from sampling new foods and seeing new attractions to revisiting traditional fare and sites.

Here is some information to help visitors make the most of the Minnesota State Fair.


To the fair

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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