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State Fair Week: Transportation & Parking

With today being the official start of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, running through Labor Day -- I thought it would be a good idea to take a quick look at the best options for getting to the Fair, and how to tackle parking if you plan on driving to the fairgrounds.

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State Fair: Last Day For Discounts

Every year the Minnesota State Fair offers pre-fair discounted tickets at locations across the state -- and today's the last day to take advantage of the savings. The Fair runs this Thursday through Labor Day -- so if you want to save, find a discount ticket seller here.

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Don’t Miss The ‘America On Tap’ Beer Festival In Sauk Rapids

America On Tap is coming to the Benton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 12th -- showcasing over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries, including many from right here in our own backyard. Plus, live music, delicious food, and other great vendors. Who's going with me?

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Minnesota State Fair Starts Thursday: New Attractions

The 2015 Minnesota State Fair kicks off this Thursday, and we're celebrating all week on Minnesota's Morning Show by giving away free tickets to the 'Great Minnesota Get Together.' Listen for your chance to win, and see the new attractions for 2015 here:

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Civil War Weekend This Saturday & Sunday At Fort Snelling

Join as many as 250 costumed reenactors for the biggest Civil War Weekend ever at Historic Fort Snelling this Saturday & Sunday. Your family can take part in hands-on activities, demonstrations, games and more, as the Fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

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Clearwater Rodeo This Weekend

The 36th annual Clearwater Rodeo is ready to roll this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Clearwater Rodeo was named 'Rodeo of the Year' by the Minnesota Rodeo Association in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2014 -- which means you shouldn't miss it! Get the complete weekend rundown here:

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Rice Family Fun Day This Saturday

This Saturday is Family Fun Day in Rice -- featuring food, drinks, entertainment, a parade, softball and volleyball tournaments, street dance, kid's activities, and a whole lot more. Get the full rundown and schedule here.

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Minnesota State Fair Just Two Weeks Away

With the 'Great Minnesota Get Together' just two weeks away, the Minnesota State Fair has announced some of the new attractions for 2015. The Fair runs from August 27th through September 7th - the latest possible dates due to a late Labor Day this year. Keep Calm, and Pronto Pup on!

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Benton County Fair Holds 1st Lawnmower Races [VIDEO]

The sound of lawnmower engines filled the air at the Benton County Fair on Sunday during the fair's first-ever lawnmower races.

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National Root Beer Float Day = Free Floats Today

Today is National Root Beer Float Day, and they're celebrating at the A&W on Pine Cone Road by giving away free root beer floats today from 2 PM to close. Jim Maurice & I from Minnesota's Morning Show will be making' floats in Sartell from 2 to 4 this afternoon.

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2015 Benton County Fair

The 2015 Benton County Fair opens today (8/4) and runs through Sunday in Sauk Rapids -- featuring all your fair favorites like food, music, rides, games, exhibits, vendors, animals, and a whole lot more! The best news of all; the Benton County Fair doesn't cost a dime to get in. Here's the complete rundown:

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Albany Celebrates 125 Years This Weekend

Albany celebrates 125 years this Saturday with Heritage Day 2015. It's a parade, live music, fun runs, bike giveaways, an all-school reunion, beer garden, ice cream social, medallion hunt, fireworks, and tons more. Here's the complete schedule and details:

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