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Minnesota Education Secretary Alice Seagren shows how to wash her hands, long enough to sing "Happy Birthday" twice, during a State Fair demonstration about how to slow spread of the flu. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

It's fun, it's serious, it's the fair

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two Minnesota state commissioners put on their best wild west sheriff impersonations, complete with cowboy hats, to show how to prevent flu from spreading.


Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau handed out booklets and heart-shaped pill bottles to promote a healthy-heart program.

Concordia College in Moorhead and Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji handed with plastic fans and talked about their programs.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.