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December 25, 2017
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd, Minn., receives a gift Tuesday, Dec. 19, 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 / Forum News Serviceplay button
Smiles from Santa: Brainerd-area seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 15, 2017
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Gifts for students at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar are tucked behind Santa and his helpers. Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Willmar brought Santa and Ms. Claus to the students Thursday at the center. The students received a hug from Santa and a personalized gift with their name on it.
The VFW Brings Santa to Jefferson Learning Center
December 15, 2017 - 7:12am
December 10, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Santa and Mrs. Claus step off the Holiday Express, an 18-wheeler decorated for the holiday season, Saturday at the Kandiyohi Civic Center to greet children and their families. Presented by the Kandiyohi Men's Club and the Atwater Chamber, the truck visited towns across the region including Atwater, Cosmos, Litchfield and Willmar.
The Holiday Express visits Kandiyohi on final day
December 10, 2017 - 10:39pm
December 17, 2016
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
December 17, 2016 - 5:16am
December 9, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Kolten Anderson sits on Santa's lap Thursday after the Holiday Express 18-Wheeler rolled into Lake Lillian. Stops were made in Lake Lillian, Blomkest, Raymond and Pennock.
Tonight last night to catch 2016 Holiday Express in Kandiyohi County
December 9, 2016 - 2:11pm
November 28, 2015
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Video: Santa's Reindeer come to Belgrade on Saturday morning
November 28, 2015 - 1:48pm
December 11, 2014
Called by name, disbelieving Ben Rende, 3, approaches Santa Claus to receive his gift during Willmar’s Early Childhood Program at the Jefferson Learning Center Thursday. Santa’s assistant, representing VFW Post 1639, is Les Canal, who served 22 years in the Navy beginning in 1953. This is the 50th year the Willmar post has supplied gifts for Santa to hand out to little children here. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Oh, Santa, for me?
December 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
December 24, 2012
Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls Monday from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the fifth annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Over a thousand volunteers at NORAD handle more than 100,000 thousand phone calls from children around the world every Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Volunteers at Colo. base track Santa's progress
December 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
December 12, 2012
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Santa Express
December 12, 2012 - 5:48pm
December 10, 2012
Cartoon by Dave Granlund - Partisan wish lists
December 10, 2012 - 12:00am
December 25, 2011
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Areavoices.com: 'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'
December 25, 2011 - 12:09am
December 24, 2011
Classic Editorial: Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!
December 24, 2011 - 6:38am
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Areavoices.com: Seeing Christmas through others' eyes
December 24, 2011 - 12:43am
Santa and Mrs. Claus, aka Don Mord and Dawn Tait, visit with Hazel Vetsch Dec. 9 in New London. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Santa and Mrs. Claus 'assistants' in Willmar, Minn., area enjoy playing the role
December 24, 2011 - 12:34am
December 23, 2011
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Areavoices.com: Santa has elves, we have each other
December 23, 2011 - 1:10pm
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