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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Past Animal Attacks at Fairs in Minnesota
 


The video above is from Wednesday's incident at the Dakota County Fair in Farmington.
from: kstp.com
By: Maricella Miranda
08/08/2013
A bull at the Dakota County Fair wasn't the first animal to get loose at a local fair.

Eight people were injured Wednesday at the Dakota County Fair in Farmington after the rodeo bull escaped. Click here to read more about the incident.

The following is a look back at other animal incidents reported at fairs in Minnesota.

2007 - Bull Loose at Minnesota State Fair

A 1,600-pound bull got loose at the Minnesota State Fair while its owner was moving the animal. The bull got spooked and ran off into the crowd.

The bull rammed a fire hydrant, hitting the soft spot on its head, which killed him instantly.

It was the bull's first year at the fair. The owner said it was the new surroundings that scared the animal.

2006 - Steer Tramples Teen at Kandiyohi County Fair

A 1,200-pound black Angus steer trampled a teenage boy at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar. Cody Hinman, who was 15 at the time, was trampled by the steer while letting the animal out of its barn at the county fair. Cody's father eventually got control of the steer.

Cody suffered a concussion, blood on the brain, nerve damage and puncture wounds. The next day, Cody returned to the fair and won the Top Dairy Yearling trophy.

The steer returned home to the family's farm.

Cody said they planned to take the animal to the butcher.

2001 - Horse Loose at the Minnesota State Fair

A horse got loose at the Minnesota State Fair after the animal and two other horses were assaulted by a couple men. The men hit the horses while they were entering the Midway.

The assault spooked one of the patrol horses named Cash, which led to the horse rearing up and breaking away from her owner.

She bolted into the crowd. Eleven people suffered cuts and bruises to their ankles and elbows. Four were treated and released from the hospital.

The horse ran back to her barn. The horses later refused to leave their usual barn for baths.

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