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From left, Nora, 4, Lillian, 3, and June Bystrzycki, 4, pet a sheep at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Credit: Jeffrey Thompson / MPR News

Fairgoers can protect themselves in animal barns

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For many visitors to the Minnesota State Fair, wandering through the animal barns, listening to the indignant squeals of jostling pigs or watching a 1,500 pound cow unfurl its long tongue to snag an out-of-reach kernel of grain, is one of the fair's great pleasures.


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