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Crowds attend Effie rodeo, despite orders limiting spectators

Crowds attend Effie rodeo, despite orders limiting spectators

The Associated Press
Created: July 27, 2020 10:50 AM

EFFIE, Minn. - Thousands showed up for what is known as Minnesota’s largest outdoor rodeo, packing the stands for the three-day event despite orders to limit crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Star Tribune reports the state Department of Health and the state Attorney General’s Office imposed a spectator limit at the event. The latest order from Gov. Tim Walz limits outdoor events and entertainment to 250 people who are socially distanced.

The stands remained full or nearly full for the three days of the 65th annual North Star Stampede Rodeo in Effie in northern Minnesota.  

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