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Michael DeWitt's favorite mice people with trademark snowflakes in the background decorate a mirror in First Impressions Salon. DeWitt has been painting Christmas windows since 1980 in Bemidji. Pioneer photo/Patt Rall

DeWitt's window images are Bemidji holiday tradition

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For local artist Michael DeWitt, it was love at first sight - first sight of the northland, that is.

As an Illinois high school senior on a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters, he was enthralled with the beauty surrounding him. In 1962, he returned to the area and attended Bemidji State College on an athletic work/study scholarship.


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