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Nisswa Winter Jubilee is cold fun for bundled up participants

Downtown fills up with people to watch parade, look at snow sculptures, play games

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Nisswa firefighter Lizzy Thurlow, right, and Marlee Peters, the daughter of firefighter Nate Peters, throw candy to kids watching the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade Saturday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2022, in downtown Nisswa.
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NISSWA — People braved the single-digit temperatures Saturday, Feb. 19, to celebrate winter at the annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee.

In addition to searching for a hidden medallion, spectators watched a parade filled with fire trucks and floats, admired four snow sculptures and were able to try smoosh racing. The annual wood splitting contest took place as well as a bean bag tournament; and kids got their faces painted and made crafts, hosted by the Black Bear 4-H Club.

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The Nisswa American Legion Color Guard leads the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade down Main Street on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, as spectators line the street to watch.
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The Nisswa Fire Department hosted its annual Fishing Derby with prizes Sunday, Feb. 20, on Nisswa Lake.

The Bitzer family found the medallion in a hollow log behind the Carlson Hardware sign at the baseball field. Wood splitting contest winners were Giles Radtke, first; Stephen Nienaber, second; and Tony Fitzer, third.

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This first-place snow sculpture shown Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, is outside the Nisswa Historical Society grounds. The Nisswa Winter Jubilee theme was Gnome Sweet Gnome.
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This snow sculpture took second place at the Nisswa Winter Jubilee on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
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The third-place Nisswa Winter Jubilee Gnome Sweet Gnome snow sculpture was outside of Main Street Ale House on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
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A fourth Nisswa Winter Jubilee snow sculpture was located across from A&W Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
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Miss Nisswa royalty - including Miss Congeniality Sonja Palmer and Little Miss Nisswa representatives - rode in a float Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade.
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The Black Bear 4-H Club of Nisswa was represented during the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
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The Nisswa Lions participate in the annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
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