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Afton gives politicians a free pass to march, but limits numbers

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Politicians will get a break in this year's Afton Fourth of July Parade.

Last year, Afton City Council started charging politicians a fee of $50 to march in the city's annual Fourth of July Parade. However, City Council was informed during its June 19 meeting that Afton cannot charge politicians a higher fee than other parade participants.

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Afton does not charge a fee for parade participants.

"You have to treat everybody equally," City Attorney Fritz Knaak said.

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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.
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