August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010
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September 4, 2010

To: All of my Minnesota and Wisconsin frineds
I miss the Minnesoata State Fair because I live in Florida, now. Have fun and enjoy the corndogs!!
—Karen Cook

September 3, 2010

To: cassie bigelow
Hi from the State Fair +we're all here and miss you. Bring us back some gator meat!
—christina bigelow

To: Jesse Belter
We met going to the state fair 13 years ago. Now we are celebrating our 4th year of marriage here at the Mn State fair with our favorite radio show. Thanks for all the great years.
—Naomi Schoenberg

To: Brian
Happy 38th birthday, you old coot. Growing a lone, sad cucumber doesn't make you a farmer. Have a great one.
—Drew Reed

September 2, 2010

To: Sandy and Jim Wolfe Wood
Congratulations on celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary...Here's to 25 more! We hope you have a wonderful time in Italy!
—Corlett and Andrew Wood

To: Robin
Congratulations on your third place (I like to think of it as bronze) ribbon in the adult sweater, color pattern pullover group at the fair. We are all very proud. Oh,I don't think the neighbors will believe that an alpaca is an exotic kind of a dog.
—daniel westacott

To: Max
Enjoy the show and the cheese curds, eat some for me! Love, mom
—Wendy Houghton

September 1, 2010

To: Nicholas Reep
I doubt crafting rattlesnake underwear in the Washington wilderness is as fun as being here.
—Jon Duesterhoeft

To: Gadus MacDougall O'Shea
Dear Cat, Enjoy Hurricane Earl. Still looking for mouse-on-a-stick. Keep your paws crossed.
—Chris Aldert

To: Steve Johnson
Happy Birthday Steve Johnson of White Bear Lake!
—Rhonda Affield

August 31, 2010

To: Giddings Brown
To a true Texas legend: Thanks for showing us the ropes. We love you Dad.
—Hope, Walker and Nolan Brown

To: Amber
Thanks so much for showing me the Minnesota State Fair. The vast array of deep fried pig parts on sticks reminded me very much of my home state of Tennessee.
—Drew Reed

To: Mary Rivas
Thank you tremendously for getting us tickets to tonight's show in San Antonio! If my kidney stone flares up just ignore me unless I pass out. Luv you and GO HORNS!
—Lou Rivas

To: John Coler
Hope this is as exciting as a U2 concert!
—Jen Coler

To: Delane Gray
Read at 9/11 show: Happy belated birthday even though this show is supposed to be for my birthday! Thanks for coming to the show with me!
—Sylvia Beamer

August 30, 2010

To: Karen
Happy Birthday today (September 3)! We're here at the fair, and you are in Wisconsin, which doesn't seem right - as you are now entering your very-mid forties and need our support... Much love, Paula, Charlie, Mom and Dad
—Paula Brugge

To: John Coler
Hi Big Brother! Hope you enjoy the show in Moorhead. All of us in California are thinking of you and we love you!
—Jen Coler

To: Max Horn
To our handsome and favorite brother and uncle, happy birthday! From Annie and Sarah. May your golf balls always land in that little cup.
—Annie Shosie

August 29, 2010

To: Mike and Dad
Safe travels, can't wait to see you. Try not to kill each other on the way across Kansas, I recommend an audio book.
—Jon Duckworth

To: Don Blevins
Happy Birthday to MY HONEY, Now we are the same age. Your Hot Mama' Maggie
—Maggie & Don Blevins
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