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Organizers prepare for heat at Lincoln Co. Fair

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MERRILL (WAOW)-- Organizers say this year's Lincoln County Fair is going to be different.  It will take a little more effort to make sure everyone stays safe under the sun.

"We've got a mister going on the midway," says Dale Christiansen, Fair Director. "If you're walking up and down on the midway, and wanna just cool off, those things are a great relief."

EMS workers are on standby all weekend.  They plan to hand out water and keep their air-conditioned center staffed.

But it's not just fairgoers to consider. Swine Department Chair Mark Wallace says he takes extra precautions to keep his pigs cool

 "We've got a lot of extra fans in," Wallace says. "We're wetting all the animals down on a regular basis. We're making sure they've all got water all the time.

One thing is for certain-- this year's Lincoln County Fair is sure to be hot.

 

Online Reporter: Kristen Rietz

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