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Wisconsin State Fair to add metal detectors at entry gates

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin State Fair officials have announced that metal detectors will be added at all of the entrance gates at the fairgrounds in West Allis.

Officials who made the announcement Tuesday said that the metal detectors might slow things down a little bit for the thousands of people who will attend the State Fair from Aug. 4 to 14, but they noted that safety is their top priority.

Additional cameras also will be added throughout the fairgrounds, allowing security to have more than 200 vantage points during the State Fair.

Summerfest officials announced earlier this month that metal detectors will be installed at the 11-day music festival in Milwaukee.

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