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Spicer Mayor Denny Baker, right, is serving as president of the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. He has served on the fair board for 13 years. Baker is pictured Thursday with his wife, Corrine, on the opening day of this year's fair. Tribune photo by Carolyn? Lange

This year's Minnesota State Fair festivities begin with a greeting from Spicer's mayor

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When the Minnesota State Fair opened Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony and National Anthem, it was Spicer Mayor Denny Baker who gave the welcome to guests on the inaugural day of the 12-day event.


"It was a privilege and a lot of fun to hear the cheers," said Baker, who is serving as president of the State Fair this year as part of his 13th year on the fair board.

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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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