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Never skipping a beat...WeFest fans remember 3 decades of good times

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Thirty years ago, when Mary Madson first saw the advertisement in a Hawley newspaper that one of country music's hottest up-and-coming bands, Alabama, was coming to her hometown, she was more than a bit skeptical.

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"Yeah, right, they're really coming to Detroit Lakes," was her reaction.

"But if they're coming here, I'm going," was her second thought -- and she purchased a ticket for the inaugural WE Fest country music festival.

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