For just the sixth time in it's history, the annual fair has been canceled, and its first cancellation since 1946.
The Minnesota State Fair's Board of Managers have voted to cancel the 2020 State Fair due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While not a complete surprise, the Minnesota State Fair is a summer institution for Minnesotans.
"The picture has cleared up quite a bit," said general manager Jerry Hammer. "This is the time of year when things really need to take off, and we can't do it. There's not time." He went on to say "If somehow we were able to cobble a fair together ... you wouldn't like it, you wouldn't recognize it. We all love the Fair. That's exactly why we can't have a fair. This is about doing the right thing for the future of the fair."
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