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A dusting of snow Wednesday left downtown Willmar's footpaths a little slick before the snow melted in the late afternoon. For the first time in five years, Willmar residents aren't likely to have snow on the ground this Christmas. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

For the first time since 2006, a brown Christmas is predicted

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WILLMAR -- A brown Christmas means that snow blowers and snow shovels aren't exactly flying off store shelves, to the dismay of merchants.


It also means that snowplow operators with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and many area counties will be home on Christmas Day for the first time in two years.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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