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The 2014 Heritage Days festival, including the popular mud volleyball tournament, could be run by either Jim Domeier or the St. Paul Park-Newport Lions Club. Both submitted applications to run the annual festival. (Bulletin file photo)

Lions Club makes pitch to run St. Paul Park's Heritage Days

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The rollercoaster-like fate of St. Paul Park’s Heritage Days took an unexpected turn recently when a second, competing proposal to run the festival emerged.


The St. Paul Park-Newport Lions Club submitted a plan to operate the multi-day festival beginning this summer. The club would retain most of the traditional events but try to clamp down on the excessive street drinking that has bruised the event’s reputation in recent years.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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