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WE Fest, 10,000 Lakes Fest concert owners unhappy with steep county fees

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For the promoters of WE Fest and the 10,000 Lakes Festival, the cost of doing business in Becker County has just gone up -- a lot.

Concert promoters will now pay $2,000 a year for WE Fest and another $2,000 a year for 10,000 Lakes Fest to defray the county's administrative costs of reviewing each year's mass gathering plan.


The annual cost has been $500 since the county first issued a conditional use permit to WE Fest in 1983.

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