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The most wonderful time of the year

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year and I know I’m not alone. Our area is wonderful during the holidays — the snow, gifts and giving, decorations, family, friends and joy are all evidence of that. There are so many great Christmas events happening throughout our area this time of year. I encourage you to attend some if you can.

We’re fortunate to live in such great communities. Your talents, generosity and love of our people and area never cease to amaze me. While our economy continues to improve, there are those who still struggle and the grace and kindness that our area displays gets us through the tough times.

While we all have struggles in our lives, we do what we can to help those less fortunate than us. We all love to receive gifts, but it’s the giving that raises our spirits and warms our hearts. That’s what really makes this season special.

There is a line in “A Christmas Carol” that I have always loved: “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

I hope your Christmas is filled with family, laughter and love.

Thank you to those who give so much and celebrate the true meaning of the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Rep. John Ward,

DFL-Baxter, District 10A

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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