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2016 in review

Laura MacArthur fourth graders Skye and Amaria show off signs during the Girl Power! Service project celebration on April 15. (Photo by Teri Cadeau) 1 / 25
About 6,000 people gathered at the DECC on Jan. 26 to hear from presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The election didn’t work out well for Sanders, but U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis), center, is up for consideration as chair of the Democratic National Committee. (Photo by Richard Thomas)2 / 25
Diane Hilden, a lifelong photographer and ship enthusiast, submitted this photo of a fox by St. Louis Bay in January. She passed away at age 63 in May. She was secretary of the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association for the past three years and a St. Louis County employee for 37 years.3 / 25
For Valentine’s Day in 2016, Nelda and Bernie St. George hold a picture from their 60th wedding anniversary (five years prior) with all their kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)4 / 25
Radim Capek and Steve Rodriguez toss an ice football at the first annual Duluth Ice Festival in Park Point Feb. 13. (Photo by Richard Thomas)5 / 25
Workers cover the broken stained-glass windows on Gloria Dei Church, which was gutted by an electrical fire Feb. 18. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)6 / 25
Senior Rica Teng carries a tray to waiting patrons in the Food for Thought Cafe at East High School in March. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)7 / 25
Colt Bates of Duluth relaxes by the shore of Lake Superior with his black Lab, Saria. Temperatures reached a record high of 60 degrees on March 12, but a snowstorm hit four days later. (Photo by Teri Cadeau) 8 / 25
In May, Courtney Marek, Sarah Brokke Erickson, Bailey Barber and Alyssa Johnson pull the large parachute to unveil the new collaborative mural created by St. Scholastica and Laura MacArthur Elementary school students. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)9 / 25
Connor Mulcahy, 5, and his father, Patrick, spend the morning of June 1 filling planters for the Downtown Waterfront District. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)10 / 25
At the annual Run, Smelt, Run parade May 15, King Neptune greets the crowd and the wild rumpus kicks off with a performance by the Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe. 11 / 25
Apple and crabapple blossoms flourish on East Eighth Street in May. (Photo by Richard Thomas)12 / 25
Tyler Stage rides the Commemorative Air Force, Lake Superior Squadron 101 float in the Memorial Day Parade in West Duluth. (Photo by Richard Thomas)13 / 25
Dancers Andrea Smith, Laura Goodman and Anna Finke practice for Dances on the Lakewalk July 15-16. (Photo by Ryley Graham) 14 / 25
Artist Angie Malin paints in the Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord event in July along the shores of Glensheen Mansion. (Photo by Anna Jones)15 / 25
Fallen tree blocks the intersection on Morningside Avenue and Everett Street on the morning after the severe thunderstorm of July 22. (Photo by Anna Jones)16 / 25
Officer Ron Tinsley takes a selfie with Chief Mike Tuskan and CHUM employees Ronnie Patterson, Kim Crawford and Lee Stuart during National Night Out Aug. 2. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)17 / 25
Duluth Keel Club members cross under the Aerial Lift Bridge for a Wednesday night race in August. (Photo by Anna Jones)18 / 25
Duluth aerialist Alex Loch performs with Red Mountain at the Pride Festival in Bayfront Park Sept. 3. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)19 / 25
Royal Alworth bends a glowing piece of iron at Duluth MakerSpace, a cooperative workshop which held a grand opening at its West Duluth location Sept. 18. (Photo by Richard Thomas)20 / 25
Zulema and Holly Rosendahl examine Edie Michalski’s “Wise Fool Shakespeare” at the Duluth Art Institute in October. The exhibit was in conjunction with the arrival of Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Tweed Museum. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)21 / 25
Spirit Valley resident Jeff Loudermilk catches a bus at the Grand Avenue terminal. In October the West Duluth bus station closed and Jefferson Lines opened its operations downtown. (Photo by Richard Thomas) 22 / 25
In October, as protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continued in North Dakota, Duluthians held supporting demonstrations at Lake Avenue and Superior Street. (Photo by Richard Thomas)23 / 25
The National Weather Service issued a warning of heavy snowfall and rapidly deteriorating travel conditions, but the Nov. 18 Christmas City of the North Parade went on as scheduled. (Photo by Richard Thomas)24 / 25
Harper Robinson holds onto her stuffed dog while Mayor Emily Larson reads aloud at a Nov. 30 event at the Duluth Public Library, celebrating the library foundation’s donation of new children’s books. (Photo by Teri Cadeau) 25 / 25

Now that our calendar has started 2017, it's time to look back at the photos that graced our publication during 2016. The Budgeteer staff picked photos from the past year, focusing on community events and stories. We reminisced about the events we attended, the stories we wrote and the news we brought to you, our reader. We hope you enjoy this journey down memory lane.