Save the Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds

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After 42 years of business at the Minnesota State Fair, The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds is being forced to close. The owners, Donna and Dick Mueller, are no longer able to keep up with the 16-18 hour days for the twelve-day stretch of the fair now that they are in their 80's. 

Donna and Dick had originally wanted to pass the the stand on to their son, but they were told by State Fair officials that is was not possible. The Deputy fair general manager, Jim Sinclair, has told TV stations that 'stands transferring businesses to others has become a rare occurrence in recent years and in this case, the fair wants to look in a new direction' - aka: They want to bring in a new stand that they can charge more rent and make more money on. 

Basically, it comes down to money and greed on the State Fair's part. 

So let's show Minnesota State Fair Officials just how close to our hearts this stand is. Please sign this petition so we can force the State Fair to allow Donna and Dick to pass on their legacy to their son and keep The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds around for future generations to enjoy as we have for the past 42 years. 

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