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As part of his duties with the board of directors for the Minnesota State Fair, Denny Baker, of Spicer, gives St. Paul Winter Carnival Queen of the Snows, Sarah Schweich, a tour of the 2009 State Fair. On Sunday, Baker will take over as president of the State Fair board. (Submitted photo)

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SPICER -- Mention the word "fair," and Denny Baker's eyes light up.

It doesn't matter if it's one of the 38 county fairs he's visited or the Minnesota State Fair -- which he says is the nation's biggest state fair because Texas won't provide admission numbers -- he loves them all.


"It's a joy to visit fairs," said Baker. "I am a fair nut."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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