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Minnesota State Fair is staying sky aware

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When storms rolled through the metro on Friday, fairgoers found there are at least five places they can take shelter if severe weather threatens to dampen the fun at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Though severe weather hasn't been a problem for the fair in several years, that doesn't mean organizers aren't ready for a change in the weather.

There are five shelters strategically placed around the fairgrounds to ensure that people can get somewhere safe quickly, and those sites are identified on the fairgrounds map with a tornado-like symbol.

The coliseum and the Grandstand are the two biggest shelters, but organizers aren't worried about overcrowding. In fact, they say thousands can be kept safe inside the shelters.

To keep an eye on the weather while on the go, smart phone users can download our free weather app, which is continuously updated with weather forecasts, warnings and live radar.

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