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Jayden Johnson, 10, and Lydia Johnson, 7, pause during a hot Minnesota State Fair day to eat roasted corn. The young brother and sister said stopping at the corn stand is a family tradition. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Minnesota fair food not just deep fried

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat.

It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or even, on one of the hottest fair days ever, a cold milkshake. It was not his favorite fair food, which is a giant pickle.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.