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Penny BayBridge of Ortonville pulls while daughter Liberty pushes as they remove Big Stone County 4-H'ers clothing Thursday from the Minnesota State Fair. Liberty BayBridge, 18, was one of about 120 4-H members who were told to leave the fair because they had been in close contact with youths who contracted the H1N1 flu. Photo by Don Davis, Minn. State Capitol Bureau

UPDATE: Flu sends 120 4-H'ers home from state fair

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - The magic ended five days early for Liberty BayBridge and about 120 of her fellow 4-H'ers.

A performer in a 4-H arts troupe putting on a show entitled "Magic," BayBridge found herself leaving the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Building dormitory Thursday, a precaution after four of her colleagues and a staff member came down with the H1N1 flu, originally called swine flu.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.