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Minnesota will not host the World's Fair

Buenos Aires gets the 2023 event.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 3:44 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota World's Fair Bid Committee and the State Department are congratulating Argentina on its selection to host a World's Fair in 2023 while expressing disappointment that the state's proposal wasn't chosen.

Minnesota finished third Wednesday behind the Argentine capital Buenos Aires and the Polish city of Lodz (wooj).

The CEO and president of Minnesota's bid committee, Mark Ritchie, says it was great engaging with the Bureau of International Expositions and its member-states worldwide.

Board member Marilyn Carlson Nelson says she's confident they've "done nothing but good" for the region and for advancing Minnesota's proposed theme of health and wellness.

Gov. Mark Dayton says the organizers put Minnesota's accolades "on the world stage, and demonstrated again why Minnesota is such a world class place to live, work and innovate."

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