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Icicles in Their Hair: Christmas in Embarrass, Minnesota

By Diane Dettmann
Christmas Eve in "The Cold Spot of the Nation": At dinnertime we ate in shifts, with the youngest children squirming on their mothers’ laps while the older cousins squeezed in wherever they could find a space. The early-evening meal disappeared quickly and was followed by the stream of bathers bundled in jackets walking through the snow to and from the sauna, with icicles occasionally dangling from their hair.
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