Minnesota State Fair warning: Beware counterfeit tickets

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Sep 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota State Fair says it's "buyer beware" if don't buy your tickets at the fairgrounds during fair time. 

Police are investigating recent cases involving the sale of counterfeit tickets to the State Fair.


On Monday, St. Paul police arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with counterfeit tickets.


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In a separate incident Saturday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ( ) police arrested a man on suspicion of selling counterfeit State Fair tickets at a Northtown Mall parking lot in Blaine where express buses pick up and drop off fair-goers.


The 54-year-old man was arrested in Brooklyn Park. He's not been charged.


State fair officials contacted Blaine police after employees taking tickets at the gate noticed some were counterfeit. Fairgoers said they bought them at the mall parking lot.

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