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Third-grader Kayley Thomas works with her heifer "Gabby" on Thursday afternoon in preparation of judging this morning at the Beltrami County Fair. This will be the first time she has shown a animal at the county fair. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Beltrami County Fair: Animals for show, animals to heal

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BEMIDJI - There's something a little delightful about the steady din and erratic activity that a county fair encompasses.

This year's annual Beltrami County Fair seemed no different Thursday: shrieking children chased each other through dusty paths, as that oddly familiar smell of manure mixed with fried food wafted in the air for presenters and spectators alike.


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