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DETROIT LAKES - It's finally here: Detroit Lakes' biggest festival of the summer, the 73rd Annual Northwest Water Carnival, gets underway on Friday, July 11.


The Northwest Water Carnival was the brainchild of the Detroit Lakes Jaycees, who have been hosting the annual event since they first organized as a chapter, in 1935 (with the exception of 1937, when it was cancelled).

Every year an admiral is chosen to take charge of the carnival, and this year it was Cara Frank.

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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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