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Lexi Chouinard of North Branch feels the vibe of the Christian rock band Hyland during the band's performance Saturday afternoon on the Sonshine Main Stage. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Sonshine finishes strong despite storm evacuation


WILLMAR -- The 29th annual Sonshine Festival finished as planned Saturday evening after a potential storm threatened to cancel the festival's closing performances.

At around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff's Reserve patrolling the grounds advised all festival campers to take down their tents because of a possible storm with high winds and hail expected. Security had been preparing for a storm all afternoon, according to Sgt. Julie Asmus of the Willmar Police Department.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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