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Kids scramble to pick up roadside candy during the August 8 Otter Fest parade in Ottertail city. (Heidi Kratzke/Perham Enterprise Bulletin)

Otter Fest 2009 draws record turnout

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OTTERTAIL -- Despite overcast skies and a cooler than average summer day, this year's annual Otter Fest city celebration on August 8 brought out a record crowd.


Families flanked the city's streets well before the parade was set to take off down Ottertail's main drag. As people set up their stations along the parade route, it became evident that this year's turnout was record breaking.

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