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Great Northern Fair 2020 is canceled


Last updated 6/3/2020 at 11:45am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

The bleachers and arena at the Great Northern Fairgrounds stand empty May 19. The Great Northern Fair Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to cancel the 2020 Great Northern Fair due to conerns about COVID-19.

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Great Northern Fair Board canceled the 2020 Great Northern Fair, making it the first fair cancelation in over a century of running, board Vice Chair Chelby Gooch said.

After discussing the issue and listening to comments from members of the public in attendance the board passed a motion 3-2 to cancel the fair.

Ron Konesky and Ray Kallenberger voted against the cancellation, while Gooch, and board members Tyler Smith and Josh Heitzenroder voted in favor.

Board member Jack Solomon was not able to attend the meeting.

At the meeting, some board members pro...

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