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A patriotic Fourth in West Union

One of the popular spots to watch the West Union Fourth of July Parade was near the town's big American flag. (Cindy Drevlow / Osakis Review)

West Union drew a big crowd for its annual Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday.

People lined the streets to watch the event -- and perhaps to have some candy thrown their way.

The parade started from the north end of town and proceeded to the south to St. Alexius Church and back again.

After the parade, everyone was invited to enjoy hot dogs and beverages in the park. 

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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