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Professional ice carvers Jim Houser, front, and Matt Larson work on a sculpture during the 2022 Magical Ice Fest held in downtown St. Joseph.

ST. JOSEPH — Four popular events will return to St. Joseph in 2023 following approval of special event permits by city officials.

Carrie Ogonowski, St. Joseph’s recreation manager, said several St. Joseph Today events encourage tourism and activity in the downtown area during the winter months.

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Volunteer pourer Tonia LaPlante hands a customer a sample of beer from Right Brain Brewery in 2017 during the St. Joe Winter Beer Fest held in downtown St. Joseph.

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