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Minnesota State Fair sets attendance record: 1.82 million

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Comfortable temperatures and a new West End Market helped the Minnesota State Fair draw record crowds this year.

Total attendance was 1,824,830, topping the 2009 record of 1,790,497. Last year’s attendance was 1,731,162.

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"The weather for the most part worked in our favor," Fair spokeswoman Brienna Schuette said Tuesday.

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