The sun is rising on the second day of the State Fair Friday, and many of the fair's workers are starting to settle in for the longhaul.
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MPR News producer Max Nesterak set out Thursday to meet some of those people that make the fair run — from the Midway rides to the food stands and the barns.
His first stop? One of the fair's mainstays, the bright pink haunted house.
If you've ever walked by, you may have been heralded by its veteran promoter.
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