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Brickyard Days returns to Wrenshall

The rain held off long enough Saturday to allow folks to enjoy the Brickyard Days parade, then Mother Nature delivered some much needed moisture to Carlton County's growing agricultural center.

The parade lasted about 40 minutes, and featured everything from firetrucks to the Carlton Honor Guard and Raptors cheerleaders, to an accordion-playing skateboarder from Finland named Steve Solkela. Eldon and Karen Grover were grand marshals, riding in a red convertible through the center of town with Karen wearing a crown, blowing kisses to the crowd.

Afterward there was pie and ice cream at the firehall and fun and games in the park, as long as the weather cooperated.

Next up in Wrenshall? Music in the park featuring Zakk Grandahl

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.