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Ontonagon brings back Labor Day Fest with a bang


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ONTONAGON — Despite a sprinkling of rain during a Sunday parade, the Ontonagon Labor Day Festival was a huge success, with viewers briefly using umbrellas as the show proceeded without a hitch.

The 65th annual event drew a happy, hardy crowd to the third and busiest day of the activities.

After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was back in full force with a long and lively parade along River Street.

People came from near and far to watch this year’s parade, including Sherry Williams of Hartford, Wisconsin, who snuggled u...