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Heading to the state fair? Take the bus in Cottage Grove

As the Minnesota State Fair opened Thursday, Hastings residents fretting over the hassle of parking near the fairgrounds have another option: take the bus.

State Fair Express bus service is offered in Cottage Grove. Bus service is every half-hour, picking up and dropping off fairgoers at a lot on West Point Douglas Road between Jamaica Avenue and 80th Street. They operate 8 a.m. to midnight.

The cost is $5 cash. Children 4 and younger.

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