Last week the great Minnesota get together made news because Country artists Sugarland will be getting back on tour and making a stop at the state fair in August.

Today comes news about a bunch of money (11.1 million dollars) that has been approved for projects on the fairgrounds.

In their release yesterday they said that the fair's board of managers approved $7.2 million in capital work and $3.8 million in maintenance projects for this year. Upgrades include a new pet exhibition and demonstration area, improvements to the livestock complex and changes to utilities and transportation infrastructure.

They also decided that there will not be any change in admission prices for this year.

And the fair has purchased one of my favorite attractions 'Ye Old Mill.' It has been at the fair for 102 years and run by 5 generations of the same family. According to John H. Keenan Sr.

To stay up to date on what's happening at the 2018 fair go to http://www.mnstatefair.org.

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