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Soybean festival is off and running

Mayor Todd Larson braces for a soybean shower Thursday afternoon in the first official event of the Minnesota Soybean Festival.

Farmington's Minnesota Soybean Festival, the first festival in the state to celebrate the crop and just the third such event nationwide, officially kicked off Thursday afternoon with Farmington resident Peggy Gavin dumping soybeans over the head of mayor Todd Larson. The festival continues through Saturday. For more information visit