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Downtown streets closed for Christmas tree

DeMers Avenue and South Third Street will be closed between DeMers and Kittson Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in Grand Forks during the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Whistle Stop.

The event will take place in Town Square, celebrating a tree that is making its way from Montana's Kootenai National Forest to Washington.

The celebration will include a formal proclamation, hot chocolate, doughnuts and a winter market featuring seasonal crafts and food vendors. An official Capitol Christmas tree banner can be signed from 9 to 10 a.m.