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Cooler weather jolts State Fair attendance

Published 9:35am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FALCON HEIGHTS — Minnesota State Fair officials say they set a single-day attendance record on Sunday after cooler weather finally swept in.

Yesterday was the final day of the Fair. Attendance a day earlier was 236,197. That’s higher than the previous single-day attendance record of 229,000 people.

Last week’s sweltering heat kept away thousands, with attendance one day failing to crack 100,000. Food vendors were hoping the last-minute cool stretch helps them make up for business lost during the heat wave.