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Atwater Threshers, Aquatennial cancelled

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(Atwater MN-) Another local summer event has been cancelled....The 2020 Atwater Threshing Show originally scheduled for September 12 & 13, 2020. They say the health & safety of guests, exhibitors, members & community are of utmost concern during this COVID pandemic, and "We thank you for understanding and look forward to being together again in 2021."

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Organizers are canceling the 2020 Minneapolis Aquatennial, citing not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also the city's challenges after the death of George Floyd. A statement from the Minneapolis Downtown Council says, "It does not feel like it is time to celebrate. We want to take the time to honor our community and give space for the important work that needs to be done." This year's events were scheduled from July 22nd through the 25th. An official says they tried to hold off until the last possible minute to finalize the decision.