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Kalley Berg, a 4H staffer, leads a fall calf inside the barn Wednesday after it arrives the day before the opening of the State Fair. Traffic was very slow on Como and Snelling as cattle trucks arrived all day. Pioneer Press/Jean Pieri

Active farmer: He keeps Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns real (and rural)

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GLENWOOD CITY, Wis. — After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside Glenwood City to check on the cattle.


These days, Goodrich, the fair’s deputy manager in charge of livestock and competition, is the only year-round fair employee who can say that.

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