Bridge Fest collects thousands for flood victims

A record number of people took in the two-day Twin Ports’ Bridge Festival this weekend to help support flood recovery efforts. Organizers hoped to raise $100,000 for the United Way's long-term flood relief. The annual music festival featured a dozen bands, including Duluth's own Trampled by Turtles.
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A record number of people took in the two-day Twin Ports’ Bridge Festival this weekend to help support flood recovery efforts. Organizers hoped to raise $100,000 for the United Way's long-term flood relief. The annual music festival featured a dozen bands, including Duluth's own Trampled by Turtles.

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