Self-proclaimed ‘river nut’ will serve as grand marshal

But one hat he hasn’t worn yet is that of Prescott Daze Parade grand marshal, which he will be for this year’s parade.

“I’ve never been nominated for anything before, so it’s a nice gesture,” Shiely said. “I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be fun.”

Love of the river

Shiely, who was born and raised in St. Paul, learned to love the St. Croix River at a young age. His grandpa owned a house at the end of Prescott’s Lake Street turnaround along the river, so he and his cousins spent summers and holidays fishing, swimming and skiing, he said.

He was always intrigued when he was younger by the house on Lake Street that he and his wife Dianne have now called home for 40 years. Prescott and its riverfront are in his blood.

Since 1971 he has practiced general law in St. Paul, with an emphasis on

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