The owner of a Mankato tanning salon wants to draw attention to the health benefits of vitamin D. And what better way to draw attention than with women in bikinis? But the city council in Madison Lake is not keen on the idea of the town's Paddlefish Days festival becoming the setting for the world's largest parade of bikini-clad women.
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Bikini parade is on but participants are in short supply
Madison Lake couldn't stop the tanning salon owner who hopes to organize the world's largest parade of bikini-clad women at Saturday's Paddlefish Days festival. But the 40 women who've signed up is far short of the record of 450.
Number of bikini marchers in Minnesota parade falls far short of record
Despite protests by city council members, a group of bikini-wearing women -- and a couple of men in bikini tops -- marched in the Paddlefish Days Parade Saturday afternoon in the southern Minnesota town of Madison Lake. About 39 participants took part in the bikini march -- far below the 451 need to break the mark in the Guiness Book of World Records.
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