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Nisswa celebrates 50th Winter Jubliee

People gather in Nisswa for 50th anniversary of the Nisswa Winter Jubilee with the theme of “Gnome Sweet Gnome.”

People look at a snow sculpture during the Nisswa Winter Jubilee.
Melissa Bruns, with daughter Stella and son Ray Bruns, check out the first place snow sculpture, located near the Nisswa Area Historical Society, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, during the Nisswa Winter Jubilee. This year's theme was Gnome Sweet Gnome and the winning sculpture was done by the Bitzers.
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“Gnome Sweet Gnome” is the theme for this year’s Nisswa Winter Jubilee starting Friday, Feb. 18. The three-day event includes activities such as snow sculpting, a medallion hunt, a parade, smoosh racing, a wood-splitting contest, a fishing derby and more.

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