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The lakes area's own Helmer family won best new fair food last year with their deep-fried olives. The Fried Fruit on-a-Stick is back at the state fair this year by the grandstand.

Fair time: How about a deep-fried olive on a stick?

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The lakes area's own Helmer family were noted in this month's Better Homes and Gardens to mark the arrival of state fair season, also known as food-on-a-stick season.


The Helmers will be back at the Minnesota State Fair with their deep-fried olives, which won best new food chosen by WCCO television, last year.

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