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Capitol Christmas Tree makes Duluth stop

Amber Nettleton (from left) of Canyon, Shannon Takes of Hermantown and Ben Kalinowski of Chisholm sign the canvas protecting the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during an event at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Wednesday night. The 88-foot tree was harvested from Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota and will make 30 stops on its 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C.(Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)1 / 3
Members of the Little Horse Drum of Duluth are featured at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Wednesday as a part of festivities welcoming the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)2 / 3
The trailer containing the Capitol Christmas Tree is at Bayfront Festival Park on Wednesday. The tree sits in a specially designed 80-foot trailer and has a bladder bag to keep it watered on its trip. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)3 / 3

Amber Nettleton (from left) of Canyon, Shannon Takes of Hermantown and Ben Kalinowski of Chisholm sign the canvas protecting the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during an event at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Wednesday night. The 88-foot tree was harvested from Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota and will make 30 stops on its 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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