Bust to Boom

Fourth blends to Fifth after rain


July 8, 2022

AJ Miller

A crowd gathers for a movie in Veterans Memorial Park in Cloquet Tuesday, a day after rain postponed the event and many others on the Fourth of July. There was a stand-still parade in the afternoon and fireworks after the movie on Tuesday.

Cloquet rebounded from a fairly disastrous July Fourth by making the most of July Fifth: holding a last-minute stand-still parade Tuesday evening before the movie and fireworks to make up for the canceled parade on Monday.

Cloquet Fourth festival co-coordinator Ivan Hohnstadt said the idea for the stand-still parade came to him late, after a cold and wet July Fourth that saw the parade canceled and the movie and fireworks postponed to Tuesday. He emailed committee members at 1 a.m. and called city officials Tuesday morning to get permission. From then on, it was a mad scramble.

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