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Photos: Superior's Fourth of July parade

Thousands turn out for the event.

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Lindsey Graskey tosses candy to the crowd near the Spirit Room float during the Superior Fourth of July parade on Belknap Street on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
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The sun was out in full force as thousands turned out for the 2021 Fourth of July parade in Superior on Sunday morning. The route was lined with people from beginning at Mertz Mortorelli Drive, along Belknap Street and on Ogden Avenue.

Other scheduled events July 4 in Superior included a car cruise and car show, live music, the Bordertown Betties Contest and a fireworks display.

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Jaxton Ylinen, almost 2, scrambles to pick up gum before other kids see it during the Superior Fourth of July parade on Belknap Street on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Children go wild as Master Chief from "Halo," left, and the Mandalorian ride down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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A parade-goer cheers for the Mandalorian character, who is carrying Baby Yoda, as he walks down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Members of the American Legion Richard I. Bong Post 435 present the colors as they march down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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The Superior High School band plays as they march along Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Ahsoka Tano, left, hands candy to Braelyn Whitford during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021, on Belknap Street. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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The American Legion Richard I. Bong Post 435 hand out flags as they drive down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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A Willy Wonka character tosses candy to the crowds along Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Jed Carlson joined the Superior Telegram in February 2001 as a photographer. He grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. He graduated from Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, then from Minnesota State Moorhead with a major in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism.
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The parade, which lasted almost 45 minutes, featured many student activities, clubs and sports teams.
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