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FESTIVAL OF SAIL

A crowd of about 3,500 people gathered to see the tall ships Thursday morning.
The 2022 Festival of Sail began with the grand parade of sail on Lake Superior in Two Harbors. The four-day festival wraps up Sunday.
From the editorial: "As well-prepared as (they) may be ... apprehension is to be expected. All the Northland can wish our neighbors on Agate Bay and Burlington Bay good luck this weekend."
The Pride of Baltimore II moors in Superior on Tuesday ahead of the Festival of Sail.

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The event begins Thursday, Aug. 4, and ends Sunday, Aug. 7.
City administration recommends using campground revenue and is still exploring outside funding options. More than $27,000 in funding still needed.
Event promoter said he's unable to cover $170,000 estimate for city, law enforcement services.
The new arrangement also takes mayor-connected First Day Events out of the picture.
The cost to the city, where the liability rests, and the ability of Lake County to provide essential services are big issues, and rightly so.
It's the latest in a month of controversy for Chris Swanson.

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The city tries to navigate planning, financial and safety concerns.
First Day Events was formed in September, just before the mayor and councilors authorized a letter voicing their support for a potential festival relation.
Jim Heffernan is a former Duluth News Tribune news and opinion writer and columnist.

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