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Northland holiday lighting winners announced

A manger and Olaf from Disney's "Frozen" movie fill the the Zemans' front yard while Santa and his reindeer land on the roof of their Morley Heights/Parkview home. They were picked as the Duluth winners of the third annual Christmas Lighting Challenge. (Jimmy Lovrien / Weekly Observer)

Winners of the third annual Christmas Lighting Challenge, sponsored by the event planners at A Sweet Event, were announced Friday in an awards ceremony at Bentleyville in Duluth.

The contest garnered 1,000 votes and drew 81 home entries and businesses from four communities in what was the largest lighting challenge in recent memory.

A full list of lighting displays, an interactive map and voting results can be found at

The winners:


Tom & Kathy Zeman, 4410 Vermilion Road


Brett & Amanda DeFoe, 2101 E. Third St. (also the overall winner)


Charlene Schlenvogt, 911 Carlton Ave.

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Mike Rousseau, 1742 County Highway 2


Ryan and Lindsay Kern, 2725 Exhibition Dr., Duluth

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