Kevin Doran & 5 at the Fair: Day 9

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Kevin Doran is back at the fair on Friday, exploring the sights and sounds one last time before a long Labor Day weekend. Doran checked out the award-winning pumpkins and largest wild boar at the Minnesota Big Reunion, and spoke with Annie’s Women in Agriculture Project co-founder.

Complete coverage of the Minnesota State Fair by KSTP

Here’s a look at what he explored on Day 9 of the Minnesota State Fair:

Lobby Insider: Day 9

Kevin Doran started the day by chatting with Mike Marcotte, executive producer of Minnesota Live, with tips for visitors on free things to see and do at the fair this Labor Day weekend.

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MNR hunting license

In addition to educating fair goers with presentations and answering questions, the State Fair’s DNR building also offers real services, including hunting and fishing licenses. Doran and his wife visited the building on Friday to purchase deer licenses, and Kevin spoke with MNR officials about other ways to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

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DNR TIP Trailer (Return Poachers)

Turn In Poachers (TIP Inc.) is a private, non-profit organization of conservationists concerned about poaching. TIP Inc. provides a cash reward for the program. DNR Enforcement cooperates with the TIP Inc. program, which was launched to encourage the public to report natural resource violations. It was founded in 1981, and anyone who reports a potential violation can get a reward of up to $1,000 if that report leads to an arrest. Click here to find out more.

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Champion Giant Pumpkins

Doran was joined by our home and garden expert Larry Pfarr, and the two learned about the 2022 Minnesota State Show champion giant pumpkins and talked about the world of competitive vegetable growing.

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Meet the Queen and Mrs. Congeniality of the Western Saddle Clubs Association (WSCA)

Each year the Western Saddle Clubs Association (WSCA) hold a Royalty Competition, entrants are judged on a number of subjects including horsemanship, written tests, interviewing and public speaking. Doran spoke with WSCA Queen and Ms Congeniality Emily Berger, the royalty have excellent riding skills and have a lot of equine and WSCA knowledge.

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Minnesota State Fair’s Largest Boar

Doran spoke with Bob Owen of the North Iowa Boar Stud. Owen is the owner of the largest boar at the State Fair – Wild Mustang – the boar is 3.5 years old and weighs 1,005 pounds!

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women in agriculture

Doris Mold, co-founder of Annie’s Project, joined Kevin to talk about women in agriculture. Annie’s Project is an organization dedicated to empowering women in agriculture.

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