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Keeping animals cool at the fair


KASSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- On hot summer days fairgoers and animals are trying to keep cool at the opening day of the Dodge County Fair.

Add me to the list of people trying to stay cool out here. Even with these hot temperatures people are still coming out and having a great time.

It's fair season and it's hot.

"The fans, love the fans," said Mary Moenning. "Fans are very helpful."

The two go hand-in-hand, so it's to be expected, but as the temperature and humidity climb so does the effort in preparing the animals for their shows.

"Just making sure you're watering them very frequently," Moenning said. "A lot in the morning and in the afternoon and at lunch."

And for keeping cool, it really is about the fans.

"It's one of those things that you need to have so you keep those animals cool and comfortable," Moenning said.

"I'm hot," said Landon Steinfadt.

But that didn't stop him from showing off his rabbit

"This is my first time this year showing him off at the fair," Steinfadt said.

And he know's what it takes to keep his rabbit cool.

"Give him a lot of water," Steinfadt said.

Even with the muggy weather the discomfort was put on hold for the love of the fair.

It's just so fun with all of the rides and it's just really fun," Steinfadt said.

"It's just the passion kids have for agriculture and just the drive and dedication because this does take a lot of hard work and energy and that's the one thing that's a lot of fun to watch," Moenning said.

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