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Michelle "Mozy" Oliver of Mankato, Minn., walks along the line of cars waiting on Highway 59 west of Detroit Lakes to get into the 10,000 Lakes Festival camping facilities shortly after the grounds opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday. John Lamb / The Forum

10,000 Lakes Festival starts with fan jam in Detroit Lakes

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Hours before they cheered for the first band of the night on Wednesday, 10,000 Lakes Festival fans announced their presence around the Detroit Lakes-area music event.


Thousands of fans lined the shoulder of Highway 59 north and south of the festival grounds at Soo Pass Ranch, just west of town. The southbound shoulder was lined 1.5 miles back to County Road 6, while the northbound shoulder was filled back about a half-mile south.

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