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PHOTOS: 2012 Richfield Fouth of July Parade

High temps and some surreal humidity did not keep local residents from coming out to to see the annual parade.

Water bottles, fans and a cool mist of water seemed to be the favorites of the day for participants and onlookers during the annual Wednesday.

The parade began at 70th Street and Nicollet Avenue and stretched north to 66th Street and then east along 66th. 

Marching bands were almost absent from the festivities, as concerns about the heat caused some not to march. For some bands, Richfield's parade was the second on the schedule for the day.

Being an election year, the politicians were out in full force alng with their supporters, shaking hands and handing out stickers. Many local and community groups also turned up as well.

We've got a great gallery of all the action above. Were you there? We'd love to hear from you in the comments!

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Caitlin Burgess (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Props to all those who went to the parade and participated! "We're havin' a heat waaaave ... a tropical heat wave."
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Oh, and don't forget to upload any photos from the parade to the gallery above.
Andrew Timothy Seffrood July 06, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Thanks for posting these great pictures!

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