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The general manager of the Minnesota State Fair he's not concerned about breaking any attendance records this year. GM Jerry Hammer notes the 2013 Great Minnesota Get-Together drew just over one-point-73 million people despite extreme heat -- but Hammer says what's important is the kind of job they do giving people a really good fair experience. He says when they do that right, the numbers take care of themselves. Hammer encourages everyone to check out the new West End Market and Minnesota State Fair History and Heritage Center.
MN-DOT says it will remove infected trees near I-90 and Highway 63 after the first emerald ash borer infestation was found in Olmsted County, about 45 miles west of the nearest infestation in Winona County. Olmsted now joins Houston, Winona, Ramsey and Hennepin counties in a quarantine that prohibits moving ash trees and ash limbs as well as hardwood firewood.
A man is safe after being rescued from an abandoned Minneapolis grain silo. Fire crews got the man out from the old Con Agra mill near the intersection of Thomas and Glenwood Avenues. Authorities say he fell into the silo around 60 feet late Wednesday night. He was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center. As of last night, his condition is not known.