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U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Minnesota State Fair

August 30, 2010

August 30 - 31, 2010; Minnesota
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center
Telephone: 646-282-2839; email:

Journalists from Hungary, India and The Netherlands participated in the program.  Media toured the fairgrounds and met with prominent State Fair representatives including General Manager Jerry Hammer; State Fair Archivists; the Fair's most financially successful vendor Marth Rossini Olson; and Director of Communications and Marketing Brienna Schuette.  Journalists also had an opportunity to observe Senator Amy Klobuchar in action at her booth and ask her questions about politicking at the State Fair.  Local media took an interest in our group, with two nightly news broadcasts running segments on the FPC tour to the Minnesota State Fair.