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Christmas

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
Christmas tree collection to begin Monday in Grand Forks
January 4, 2018 - 7:01pm
December 26, 2017
Jennifer Gammell and her son Bryce Lee Garcia, 16, shop for Legos at a Target on Thanksgiving Day in Torrance, Calif., Nov. 23, 2017. More than 174 million Americans shopped from Thursday through Monday, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday, about 10 million more than it had forecast. (Carlos Gonzalez/The New York Times) Copyright 2017 New York Times
Retailers see biggest increase in holiday sales since 2011, report says
December 26, 2017 - 4:37pm
December 25, 2017
Christmas is coldest in more than two decades in region
December 25, 2017 - 5:38pm
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 24, 2017
Empty stockings hung on a fireplace on Christmas Eve. Stock image
The evolution of Christmas stockings
December 24, 2017 - 8:45am
The Rev. William Sherman, retired and longtime priest at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Forks, says it's important for people to pray every day. He keeps his "Liturgy of the Hours" prayer book by his side. Just one of four volumes of the seasonal prayer book is 2,044 pages. (Janelle Vonasek/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Father Sherman: 'Be nice. Say your prayers.'
December 24, 2017 - 6:57am
Marilyn Hagerty: On Christmas Eve, I must go home
December 24, 2017 - 6:57am
December 23, 2017
Rebuilding for Christmas: Wrights are grateful for their family this season
December 23, 2017 - 9:52pm
Lore Hornung keeps up her German family tradition of making springerle at Christmastime, using wooden forms, including one more than 100 years old. Hornung grew up in Bad Rappenau, Germany, and married her husband, Glen, in 1955 in Germany when he was stationed there. They came to the United States in 1956, later moving to Jamestown. Hornung and her granddaughters continue the springerle tradition today. (Photo provideed)
Generations of German family share Christmas cookie tradition
December 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
December 22, 2017
Elderly couple's festive explanation for having $336,000 worth of marijuana: 'Christmas'
December 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Duane Wages faces a stiff north wind during a blizzard in this undated photo. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Christmas low temps could hit 20 below for some in Red River Valley
December 22, 2017 - 12:31pm
An anonymous donor gave everyone in church $100 - and 100 good deeds were the result
December 22, 2017 - 6:06am
December 21, 2017
Marilyn Hagerty: Countdown to Christmas
December 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
Santa Tom greets visitors during a holiday celebration at Cloverdale School. Myers works for the U.S. Defense Department by day. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Changes in retail habits mean mall Santas have to get creative
December 21, 2017 - 2:53pm