WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- Extra security will greet people at the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair as officials try to prevent a repeat of violence on the first day of last year's fair.
Last year, about two dozen people were arrested after several fights broke out near the midway and spilled out into the streets.
After that, the fair adopted a youth admission policy that requires anyone under age 18 to be accompanied by a parent or an adult after 5 p.m.
And that's still in effect this year.
Fair officials installed 11 more security cameras on the fair grounds and added 100 more security personnel.
Bags will also be checked at the gates.
The Wisconsin State Fair opens Thursday, August 2.
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