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It was an early departure from the Minnesota State Fair for Liberty BayBridge, right, and about 120 other 4-H youths Thursday after some of their colleagues came down with the H1N1 flu. Her mother, Penny, prepares to pull a cart loaded with items Big Stone County 4-H'ers took to the fair. Photo by Don Davis, Forum Communications.

UPDATE: Flu sends 120 4-Hers home from fair

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Minnesota 4-H officials sent 120 youths to their homes across the state from the State Fair on Thursday after some came down with the H1N1 flu.

Four 4-H members and one staffer early Thursday were confirmed as having the new flu. In all, 14 4-H'ers went home sick, but not all were tested to confirm whether their illnesses were of the flu that is affecting youths around the world.

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