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​Thousands of people came to the Moondance Jam music festival Thursday to listen to bands Sick Puppies, Sublime, Alter Bridge, Collective Soul, and Seether. The popular music festival near Walker, Minn., continues through Saturday with such bands as Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, George Thorogood and the Destroyers. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)

Rock on!: 23rd annual Moondance Jam draws thousands

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WALKER -- For Jim Packard, the annual Moondance Jam is more than just music and camping.

The Watertown, S.D., man has been coming to Moondance Ranch near Walker for the past 11 years. And he’s not alone. Packard, family and friends have formed a camping area dubbed “Camp Hippy.”


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