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Published July 19, 2010, 10:55 AM

North Dakota State Fair Opens Friday

The North Dakota State Fair gets under way in Minot this week.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota State Fair gets under way in Minot this week.

The fair starts Friday and runs through July 31. Major events include the annual parade on Saturday, and the dedication of the new grandstand on Thursday, the day before the fair starts.

State lawmakers last year authorized $15 million for the 7,200-seat grandstand to replace the existing one, which was more than 50 years old.

Musical entertainment at this year's fair ranges from country duo Brooks and Dunn to the legendary rock band KISS.

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