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Northwest Water Carnival starts this weekend

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The fireworks are over and it's time to gear up for an even bigger celebration this weekend -- the opening of the Northwest Water Carnival.


Now in its 74th year, the NWC is Detroit Lakes' premier summer festival, attracting thousands of visitors over the course of a 10-day period.

This year's incarnation begins Friday with the crowning of the new Miss Northwest. The scholarship pageant gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday in the Historic Holmes Theatre.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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