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Rivertown Days photos

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Rivertown Days, Hastings’ annual community festival, was held last weekend, July 15-17.

The event narrowly dodged three forces of nature that could have severely impacted the festival. First, storms in northern Minnesota sent extra water rushing down the Mississippi and at one point, river forecasts estimated Hastings might see some minor flooding. Second was the heat that swept into the area this week. Temperatures for the weekend hovered around the low 80s. Lastly, although this year’s mayfly hatch did bring swarms of insects into the area, city crews were able to keep the area clean for visitors.

See the video slide show above to view photos from the weekend.

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