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The Steele County Fair Board has finalized its designated smoking areas on the fairgrounds. Beginning this year, smoking will not be allowed on the fairgrounds during the fair except in designated areas. Smoking will only be allowed in parking lots, the fenced-in area of the Beer Garden, an …

As the weather improves, progress on the new barn on the Steele County Fairgrounds is taking place. The barn looks gigantic as it occupies its new space on the east side of the fairgrounds.

Many of you have enjoyed the artistry of Dick Ramberg, the clarinet/piano player with the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band that has played many times at the Steele County Free Fair. Dick was blind and was an outstanding musician. We are sorry to report that Dick passed away on March 7th. He will…