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How to walk at the MN State Fair

KARE 11's Chris Hrapsky reports on the do's and don'ts of navigating the crowds at the Great MN Get-Together.

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — Opening day at the Minnesota State Fair drew a huge crowd, thanks in part to picture perfect weather.

What happens when you put over a hundred thousand hungry fairgoers in one spot? Thick masses of people navigating from corn dogs to fried cookie dough to cotton candy. It's easy to contract a case of "walking rage" as people stop suddenly, take a selfie or abruptly veer toward a glistening cup of beer.  

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Chris Hrapsky is here to lay down some rules of the road, with help from photog Carly Danek, who's been navigating the mean streets of the fair for about a dozen years, with heavy gear in tow.

Rule #1: Walk on the right side of the street. Don't swim upstream.

Rule #2: Don't stop in the middle of the road.

Rule #3: Be narrow and nimble when in a group. Do not spread horizontally across the crowd.

Rule #4: Utilize the "V" technique. Cross the street at a 45-degree angle, flowing with traffic, then pivot to complete a "V." 

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