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Rachel Ellenbecker, owner of Knots in the Woods, organizes her handmade crochet and knitting clothes during the Winter OutBack Art Fair on Friday. “I mainly make scarves and hats, but I also make a few coasters,” Ellenbecker said. This is her second year as a saleswoman at the fair. (Newspaper photo by Taylor Johnson)

Barb Gero, from Negaunee, dons a plastic sheeting to block a puppy’s door during the Winter OutBack Art Fair Friday. “I have been a salesperson at this show for a few years now. I agree that it is important to buy locally and support local artisans, ”said Gero. The fair continues from 10 am to 4 pm today at the Masonic Center at 128 W. Washington St. in Marquette. (Newspaper photo by Taylor Johnson)

On Friday, Hans Andel of DaH Pretzel Guys serves a soft garlic and Parmesan pretzel at the Winter OutBack Art Fair. (Newspaper photo by Taylor Johnson)

Abigail Rainey and Booker Rainey, 4, support local businesses by shopping in downtown Marquette on Black Friday. “We had a lot of fun exploring and shopping downtown today,” said Abigail Rainey. Today is Small Business Saturday and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is encouraging buyers to come and support local small businesses. Governor Gretchen Whitmer also declared Michigan Small Business Saturday today and urges Michigan residents to buy locally today and throughout the year to support Michigan small businesses. (Newspaper photo by Taylor Johnson)


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