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Associated Press, Published July 19 2013

North Dakota State Fair kicks off in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - The North Dakota State Fair is kicking off its nine-day run in Minot.

The entertainment starts Friday night with a concert by country music superstar Tim McGraw.

Minot native and Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel will be the grand marshal for the State Fair Parade Saturday morning. The legendary band Journey will rock the grandstand Saturday night.

The fair runs through July 27. Other grandstand acts this year include country singers Scotty McCreery, Sawyer Brown and Toby Keith, and rockers Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Other fair attractions range from livestock shows and a bull riding competition to car races and tens of thousands of exhibits.