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Park Rapids' downtown tree sparkled in the dark and hundreds of people shared in its lighting ceremony. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Christmas spirit fills downtown

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Park Rapids' downtown came alive Friday night with the lighting of a magnificent tree, the sounds of Christmas carols and the lowing of cattle at a live Nativity.

Merchants stayed open late to serve gourmet nibbles and start ringing cash registers as brisk sales began.

At midnight, the new start to Black Friday, the Walmart parking lot was a mob scene as shoppers hurried to get the best deals on home electronics.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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