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Sonshiners started setting up their tents Tuesday on the grounds of the Civic Center in north Willmar. The annual Christian music festival begins today. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Sonshiners settle in for annual music festival in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- As volunteers worked to set up the main stage Tuesday, many Sonshiners arrived a day early to claim their grounds and stake their tents.

Veterans of the Christian music festival, Roxanne Bates and Ron Labo of Spooner, Wis., said they left at 5 a.m. Tuesday to stake out a spot close to the main stage. They've been going to the festival for 11 years and have been bringing their son, Diego, for the last decade.

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