Future of Fest Parades Uncertain With New City Fees

Fees charged to Oktoberfest by city hall next year seem likely to double.  The board of public works this week has affirmed a plan to charge the fest 11 thousand dollars in fees for street crews to go along with ten thousand dollars already charged by police.  We asked fest executive director Tina Severson if the group has a dollar amount beyond which it would not hold parades at all


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Severson says it will be up to her board of directors to decide whether the benefits of the fest parades are worth the growing costs of holding them.   

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