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Christmas parade braves first snowstorm

Ava Swor and Mikayla Flatley stay warm with blankets amid the blizzard.1 / 13
The Honor Guard leads the parade.2 / 13
Spectators bundled up to stay warm on the sidewalk.3 / 13
Members of the law firm Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, PA served free cocoa and cookies.4 / 13
From left, Chris Allen, Josh Lehtinen, Dan Richardson and Colton O’Connell enjoy hot cocoa. 5 / 13
Members of the Denfeld High School marching band are a bit bedraggled after all the exposure to the elements.6 / 13
Hannah and Carley Glunz were interested in the new snow as much as the parade.7 / 13
The Duluth Owl’s Club float had a spinning head and wing that raised, miraculously, without getting torn off by the wind.8 / 13
The North Shore Scenic Railroad sponsored a miniature train.9 / 13
Quinn Stromberg found a shovel in the Alworth building and a way to be helpful.10 / 13
Duluth East High School marching band.11 / 13
Midwest Mopars North's float.12 / 13
Miss Embarrass seems quite proud of her name.13 / 13

The National Weather Service issued warning of heavy snowfall and rapidly deteriorating travel conditions, all of which came true in the first snow storm of winter 2016-17. But the Christmas City of the North Parade went on as scheduled the evening of Nov. 18 and Duluthians flocked downtown to watch.

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