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Halstad, MN resident Nellie Todd, 5, shares her carrots with several goats at the Zerebko Petting Zoo Friday at the Polk County Fair in Fertile, MN. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)

Polk County Fair features state’s biggest petting zoo, fried food, rides and whole lot more

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FERTILE, Minn. — Wally Zerebko brings his zoo of little animals to about 17 fairs around the U.S. each year — but the Polk County Fair is, by far, his favorite.


“This one makes me feel like I’m at home,” he said while standing in his tent with goats, sheep, deer, a zebra, a tortoise, a camel and more.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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