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The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Here it is, folks. The video you’ve all been waiting for. Me eating Sweet Potato Tacos — the Minnesota State Fair Snack you picked for me.

They were really good. Which is not surprising — the food at the State Fair is always top notch. You couldn’t have made a bad choice for me.

But besides the food, my favorite part of the Fair is the people. The families. And all the Minnesotans I get to meet.

This Fair was actually very special for the Franken family. It was my grandson Joe’s first one. He got to experience all the excitement, culture, and tradition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, just as Minnesota families have been doing for over 150 years. Of course he’s a toddler so he was more interested in the farm animals than the food stands.

The State Fair is one of the great Minnesota traditions. I’m glad I get to go every year. And I’m glad that I have all of you to tell me what to eat.

– Al