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People in the crowd at Wednesday's demolition derby can expect plenty of low-speed collisions and overturned garden tractors in the Dakota Couty Fair's first lawnmower demolition derby. The event is relatively new in Minnesota but it is popular in the South.

Off the lawn and into the pit


Garden tractors have long been useful tools for hacking away at overgrown lawns, but at this year's Dakota County Fair the normally peaceful landscaping tools are going to unleash a whole new kind of destruction.

The lawn tractors and their drivers will be set lose on each other in a miniature-scale demolition derby to be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

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Nathan Hansen
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