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January 15, 2018
Cristen Clark
Giant chocolate chip cookies and the lessons kids learn on the farm
January 15, 2018 - 8:54am
January 4, 2018
Volunteers delivered Christmas for Kids gifts Saturday, Dec. 23. Submitted Photo
Special delivery people
January 4, 2018 - 8:00am
December 29, 2017
First-graders Charlee Rudlang and Gavin Trosdahl concentrate on playing the bells while their classmates sing at Eagle View’s Christmas concert Tuesday, Dec. 19. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
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KLICK! - Christmas cheer spreads at Eagle View
December 29, 2017 - 8:00am
Director's Notes: Christmas generosity on display at CCS
December 29, 2017 - 4:30am
December 28, 2017
Michelle Zeman, of Pequot Lakes, happily wraps a present for the Christmas for Kids program at the community wrap day Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Nisswa Community Center. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Christmas is for the kids
December 28, 2017 - 11:00am
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 27, 2017
Tax services offered at Pequot Lakes Library
December 27, 2017 - 3:30am
December 25, 2017
Believe
December 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd receives a gift Tuesday from volunteers Becky Stock and Ted Anderson. Henkensiefken was nominated for Be a Santa to a Senior, a program encouraging community members to purchase gifts for deserving seniors during the holidays. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Smiles from Santa: Seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 7:00am
Members of the sheets family gathers before the fireplace at their property in Aitkin County, about 20 miles outside of Aitkin, near Glen. (From left) NovaLee, Alexis, Amelia, Jen, Jessica, Miracle, Joshua and Eli. Not pictured: Timothy. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Fostering the spirit of Christmas
December 25, 2017 - 5:00am
Thanks to the Christmas for Vets program and 20 volunteers, 316 veterans at five lakes area cemeteries were honored with wreaths for the holiday season. Submitted Photo
Christmas for Vets lays wreaths to honor veterans
December 25, 2017 - 4:00am
December 23, 2017
The little tree grew very special, somehow.

All her friends and relatives were bound to see,

Her very own "special" Christmas tree!

And none of the other trees could compare,

To the attention that ugly little tree did share.

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The Last Windrow: 'The Ugliest Little Christmas Tree'
December 23, 2017 - 10:00am
I started shopping at least a week before Thanksgiving, but after the easy gifts had been purchased I just kept putting off shopping more and more until I recently hit scrambling mode. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: Don't be like me. Shop early, shop local
December 23, 2017 - 8:00am
December 22, 2017
Todd and Shannon Wright and their children, Hailey, Maddie and Brayden, are grateful they have each other this holiday season. The Wrights are rebuilding after a bolt of lightning struck and destroyed their house in June. Submitted Photo
Rebuilding for Christmas - Wrights are grateful for their family this season
December 22, 2017 - 4:00am
December 21, 2017
"Around the holidays, it's very common for people to feel overwhelmed," said Essentia Health Psychologist Megan Spencer. "As a society, we've put so many expectations and pressures on ourselves, it's easy to get stressed." PineandLakes.com Illustration
Essentia Health offers way to reduce holiday stress
December 21, 2017 - 8:00am