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Variety of Programs Offered for Seniors at 2009 State Fair


Fri, Aug 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - Many programs and opportunities for senior citizens will be featured at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair including two special days, daily discounts on admission and free entertainment.



Pre-fair discount admission tickets ($9), Blue Ribbon Bargain Books and ride & game tickets are available through Aug. 26 at participating Cub Foods Stores, numerous locations in greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, and the State Fair Box Office on the fairgrounds.



Senior discount days are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 3 when guests 65 and over are admitted for just $6. Also on Sept. 3, Carousel Park hosts Minnesota's Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll with health-related information, music and prizes. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.



Special free entertainment will be highlighted every day on the fair's free stages. On Seniors Days, entertainment on the Ramberg Senior Center Stage (sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans®) includes: The Gallivanters (Aug. 31), Hank Thunander (Aug. 31), Jim Berner (Sept. 3) and the Rod Cerar Orchestra (Sept. 3). The Heritage Square Stage (sponsored by August Schell Brewing Co.) features Charlie Parr (Aug. 31), The Sherwin Linton Show featuring Pam and the Cotton Kings (Aug. 31), Billy McLaughlin (Aug. 31); the Roe Family Singers (Sept. 3), The Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band (Sept. 3) and Storyhill (Sept. 3).



The 2009 Grandstand Series (sponsored by Walmart) features live shows nightly including Randy Travis with special guest Joe Nichols (Sept. 1) and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (Sept. 4). On Senior Days, Jackson Browne (Aug. 31) and Casting Crowns with special guest BarlowGirl (Sept. 3) will headline. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the State Fair Box Office at (651) 288-4427 for Grandstand ticket information.



Guests may hail a free trolley ride (sponsored by Comcast) with the grandkids to Little Farm Hands. From farm to market, the agricultural process comes to life as children plant crops, drive tractors, milk cows, feed animals and more at this interactive and educational mock farm (sponsored by Kemps, Cub Foods, Crystal Sugar, Butter Kernel, John Deere Company, Cargill and Minnesota Corn Growers Association).

Cash machines (sponsored by TCF Bank) are located throughout the fairgrounds and are noted on the State Fair map. Visitors can pick up fre .....
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JULY IS HIGHEST MONTH IN 2009 FOR NIGHTCAP DWI ARRESTS

Thu, Aug 6th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - July Operation NightCAP (nighttime concentrated alcohol patrol) DWI enforcement campaigns resulted in 196 DWI arrests - the highest monthly total for DWI arrests in 2009. In July, participating NightCAP officers stopped 3,961 vehicles and ..... 
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Media invited to attend background briefing on novel H1N1 flu

Thu, Aug 6th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Event:

Background briefing on novel H1N1, including recent developments, current concerns, anticipated issues and challenges if a second wave of illness occurs in the fall, and preparations for the possibility of a major pandemic involving sev ..... 
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State Fair Offers "Sneak Peek" at Mall of America

Wed, Aug 5th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota State Fair will present its first-ever "Sneak Peek" at Mall of America, featuring activities and prizes that highlight the upcoming Great Minnesota Get-Together. The pre-fair extravaganza runs from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug ..... 
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MOTORCYCLIST DEATHS OUTPACING LAST YEAR'S 24-YEAR HIGH

Tue, Aug 4th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Safety officials remind motorcyclists and motorists to drive carefully and share the road, as thousands of riders hit the highway for the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD, which begins next week. August and September are historically ..... 
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Minnesota Online School Adds K-6 Program

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minnesota - The Minnesota Center of Online Learning (MCoOL), a program of the Houston Public School District #294, is expanding to serve more students statewide. The expansion to add grades K-6 is being spurred by the growing demand for online educat ..... 
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THREE CONVICTED OF FELONY LOTTERY FRAUD AS RESULT OF COMPLIANCE CHECKS

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Six of eight individuals charged by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office in March with lottery fraud have entered guilty pleas, three of those have been convicted of felonies, and three others each received one-year diversions. The original ..... 
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THREE CONVICTED OF FELONY LOTTERY FRAUD AS RESULT OF COMPLIANCE CHECKS

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Six of eight individuals charged by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office in March with lottery fraud have entered guilty pleas, three of those have been convicted of felonies, and three others each received one-year diversions. The original ..... 
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Minnesota Trucking-related Fatalities Drop Nearly 18%

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Cars and trucks collided less often in Minnesota during the past year,

resulting in a 17.8% drop in trucking-related fatalities.

According to statistics reported in the latest edition of Minnesota Motor

Vehicle Crash Facts, publi ..... 
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