FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- After two days of trouble, the Stratosphere ride at the Minnesota State Fair is back in operation.
The ride reopened just after 8 p.m. Saturday after operators received the go ahead from the State Fair ride inspector.
The State Fair's general manager and senior staff members were among the first to hop on the swings, which go in a circle 200 feet in the air.
The ride got stuck about 100 feet off the ground both Thursday and Friday, standing passengers high above the midway for around 40 minutes each day.
State Fair spokeswoman Brienna Schuette says Thursday's malfunction happened after a safety lock worked incorrectly as the tower descended, triggering the safety mechanism to stop the ride. It's not clear yet what caused the ride to stop working on Friday.
The ride's owner says the Stratosphere also had stoppages at the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month.
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