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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Navy's Blue Angels won't headline Fargo AirSho

  • Officials are looking at the possibility of holding a fly-in of World War II warbirds to complement the air show performers who are already signed to contracts.
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  •  The Navy has canceled remaining 2013 performances of the Blue Angels because of federal budget cuts, meaning the elite aerial demonstration team will not be headlining this year's Fargo AirSho as planned.
    AirSho committee co-chairman Dick Walstad calls it a "huge blow." He tells The Forum newspaper that officials are looking at the possibility of holding a fly-in of World War II warbirds to complement the air show performers who are already signed to contracts.
    The Aug.10-11 event also will feature the dedication of a new wing at the Fargo Air Museum.
    The Blue Angels were the top act at the last Fargo AirSho, in 2011.

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