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State Fair

March 30, 2012

Took the shuttle over to the St. Paul campus this morning (which, for those who don’t know the campus well, is right next to the State Fair grounds). Along the way, I couldn’t help but think of all the times during my childhood when my parents would refer to a place as being “near the fair grounds”. Someone’s house, maybe, or a business would be “near the fair grounds”. And for me, this was such an obvious impossibility. Nothing could be near the fair grounds. The State Fair was so magical–such a clear anomaly against all the rest of the grown-up world–that there was no way it could even be on this planet, let alone next to a regular, workaday house or business.

But you know what? It turns out there is stuff near the fair grounds.

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