Holiday lights on borrowed time

The seasonal decorations may soon disappear along Main Street in New England (above and right) now that the new year has begun, according to Mayor Marty Opdahl. –  Herald photo / Brad Mosher

The Christmas candles, trees and wreaths which line Main Street in downtown New England are safe.

For now.

By Brad Mosher

The Herald

The lights and decorations will remain on to brighten the City of New England, even though Christmas and New Year’s has passed.

But the days are numbered before they are put away for another year, according to Mayor Marty Opdahl.

“They are probably going to be up for another week or so,” he said Dec. 27, before the New Years weekend.

He admitted that the recent weather almost gave the community a White Christmas, only to miss Christmas Day by a couple of hours.

The mayor did say he did manage to have a White Christmas though, but it was on a trip to the Black Hills, he said with a chuckle.

“I think right now, they are concentrating on snow removal,” he said.

According to the mayor, the first priority is emergency snow removal and getting roads plowed out.

“Usually, on the second day, then they (crews) start piling up some of the snow in town,” he said.

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