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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—This year's Minnesota State Fair was yet another record-breaker. Attendance over the 12 days this year was 1,997,320, the Fair announced Tuesday morning. That beats last year's record of 1,943,719. Along with setting the record for the year, fairgoers also broke three daily records. Here's the attendance by day: • Thursday, Aug. 24: 117,877; • Friday, Aug. 25: 125,324; • Saturday, Aug. 26: 158,525; • Sunday, Aug. 27: 197,891; • Monday, Aug. 28: 144,504 — record; • Tuesday, Aug. 29: 132,120;
Rep. Barb Haley of Red Wing has invited members of the House Capital Investment Committee to tour Mt. Frontenac, Lake City Marina and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha to learn more about proposed bonding projects and their impact on local communities. The group will tour each facility throughout the morning and afternoon Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Beginning this fall, Minnesota State College Southeast will offer a new 10-credit Certificate in Integrative Medicine & Health. This is an opportunity for health care practitioners to explore the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit as they learn about healing through a variety of social, cultural, environmental and global perspectives, college officials said. Intensive two-credit courses are offered during the day to accommodate the needs of working adults. Each 2-credit course is taught in a total of four days of instruction — Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.
John Cheever of Rosemount showed off his 1950 Dodge pickup truck painted in a custom bright turquoise blue he mixed in his garage. Cheever was among participants in the 29th Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular car show Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Kara Hildreth / contributor
The American Red Cross is partnering with Sport Clips Haircuts to offer a free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently changed how it operates Lock and Dam 8 on the Mississippi River in Genoa, Wisconsin, in an effort to impede the upstream movement of Asian carp.
WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Authorities are still searching Sunday, Aug. 27, for a man who was reported missing after riding a personal watercraft on West Battle Lake, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported. About 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the sheriff's office received a report that the man was not with the craft he had been riding, and that the craft was found floating and unattended.
ST. PAUL — The new $7.4 million Minneiska campground at Whitewater State Park — featuring 40 sites with electrical hookups, four non-electric tent sites, four camper cabins and three group camps — will open this weekend in southeast Minnesota.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court announced it will offer live streaming video of oral arguments beginning next week, when justices will hear a case the state Legislature filed against Gov. Mark Dayton after a veto of funding. In a press release, the Supreme Court said offering live video of arguments is "an effort to increase public access to the work of the state's highest court." The court will continue to post recorded video of oral arguments. Both live and recorded video can be found online by visiting www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt .
ST. PAUL -- Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Tuesday, Sept. 5, to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant management and habitat work.