A festive Fourth

Area communities celebrate the Fourth of July with festivals and fireworks.

Luverne Fourth at the Lake
Luverne Fourth at the Lake
Engineers Tenlee Pick (in blue) and Sophia Nolz build a fortress during the Fourth at the Lake sand castle contest Thursday in Luverne. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
Okabena 4th 2
Okabena 4th 2
The crowd stands as the color guard leads the Fourth of July parade in Okabena Thursday afternoon. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
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Okabena 4th s
Kids enjoy a ride in a wagon as the crowd awaits the start of Okabena's Fourth of July parade Thursday afternoon. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
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Pioneer Village s
Midnight Forge Works Blacksmith Phillip Hannan heats a metal rod in the forge during the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Thursday morning at Pioneer Village in Worthington. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
Worthington 4th s
Worthington 4th s
People crowded on the dock at Sailboard Beach to watch the fireworks display over Lake Okabena Thursday night in Worthington. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
A festive Fourth
Luverne Fourth at the Lake
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