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Afton to charge politicians to march in 4th of July parade

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Politicians will have to pay to play in Afton's annual Fourth of July Parade this summer.

The Afton City Council recently approved a policy requiring politicians and candidates to pay $50 to march in the popular holiday parade. It is free for other entrants.

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Previously, Afton did not charge politicians.

"They really don't bring anything to the parade," Mayor Pat Snyder said.

Council member Randy Nelson disagreed.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
(651) 702-0976
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