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FNS Photo by David Samson A Murphy Brothers Expo amusement ride lights the night sky at the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo.

Fun won’t get old: Rides at Red River Valley Fair typically only replaced if they stop making money

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WEST FARGO — Ask an unscientific random sample of fairgoers what they think the oldest midway ride is, and you’ll hear “Ferris wheel” a lot.

Not quite. The two wheels were manufactured in the early 1990s, which puts them in the old-but-not-ancient category among the other rides there.

And while one of the rides at the fair this year predates the foundation of tech giant Apple, nobody in the unscientific sample could guess its identity.

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