Record crowd celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Crosslake


CROSSLAKE — Irish eyes were smilin’ Saturday in Crosslake as a record-breaking crowd turned out for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration in Crosslake, Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber officials reported.

Crosslake Public Works Director Ted Strand estimated between 15,000 and 20,000 people were in town for the festivities. He said every road leading into Crosslake had vehicles parked on both sides extending for a half-mile past the parade route.

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