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Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

Carol Noyes, whose family had owned the Dairy Queen on Snelling Avenue for 65 years, stands in the doorway at DQ for perhaps the last time.

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."

Minnesota State Fair reveals 31 new foods including pizza burritos, cookie dough

One of the new foods coming to the State Fair: Memphis Totchos (sliced bananas and sauteed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce) at Snack House, located in the Warner Coliseum.

Deep-fried avocados and sweet corn-blueberry eclairs also are among the many new delights that will make their debut when the Great Minnesota Get-Together opens Aug. 24.