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Cooler weekend weather boosts MN State Fair attendance

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Cool temperatures finally equaled hot ticket sales at the Minnesota State Fair over the holiday weekend.

In fact, a new attendance record was set this holiday weekend.

The fair reported a 236,000 fairgoers headed to the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Sunday. That crushes the old single-day attendance record of 229,000 people.

Last week's oppressive heat kept many at home, with attendance failing to break 100,000 at least once.

Vendors are hoping the late burst helps them make up for revenue lost last week.

And if you didn't make it there over the weekend, you'll have to kiss those pronto pups and cheese curds goodbye until next year...the fair wrapped up Sunday night.

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