State Fair won't use food tickets

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Jan 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (KNSI) Cash will always be king on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

That's the word from management after the Iowa State Fair announced a cash-free food ticket plan this week.

Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer says it's "horribly inconvenient"  that people stand in line and buy tickets and then get in line again and exchange them for food someplace.

Hammer says the Iowa proposal called for 50 ticket booths with two windows each, and that number would not cover it in Minnesota.

The State Fair has more than 300 food stands.

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