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Santa makes a stop in Osseo Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Osseo Community Center for lunch. Kids and their parents enjoy lunch, a holiday movie and a chance to meet and their picture taken with Santa. Lunch was sponsored by the Osseo Lions Club and catered by Lynde’s Restaurant and Catering. (Pictures courtesy of Theresa […]

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The first Friday evening each December is a special evening in downtown Osseo. Discover Osseo by joining the festivities for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, in Boerboom Veterans Park across from Osseo City Hall. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., Central Avenue comes […]

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Join Maple Grove Community Organization, Arbor Lakes Business Association and other Maple Grove businesses as they bring the holiday season off to a grand start with the Hometown Holiday on Main Street and Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade Saturday, Dec. 7. The holiday fun begins at 4 p.m. and runs through to 8 p.m. at […]

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West Hennepin Public Safety Police Reserves will sponsor their 33rd annual “View Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 7, along city streets in Independence and Maple Plain and at city halls in the two cities. The reserves also will collect nonperishable food donations for area food shelves. Santa will follow the same route as last year. Come […]

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Santa Claus was back at it again, making his annual stop at Daytona Park Properties, much to the delight and wonder of dozens of children and their families. He signaled his arrival in grand style, aboard a Dayton Fire Department fire truck. He, along with his elves and helpers from the Dayton Fire Department, Santa […]

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BY JARED HUIZENGA jared.huizenga@ecm-inc.com   In my very humble opinion, the best part of Christmas is the traditions that are built and passed down from generation to generation. My Christmas tradition includes overeating, taking a very long nap and forcing my younger cousins into multiple viewings of “A Christmas Story.” When I have children I […]

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BY MATTHEW HANKEY matthew.hankey@ecm-inc.com   Now that Thanksgiving is in the proverbial rearview mirror, it’s full speed ahead to the December holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah and the other traditions you find important. Having a four-month-old will no doubt shape how I view and celebrate this holiday season. While he is too young to appreciate and […]

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Kelly Cronan, 7, and Maggie Cronan, 5, of Champlin, visit with Santa at the Dayton Lions waffle breakfast. In addition to allowing youngsters a chance to share their wish lists with the man in the red suit, proceeds from the event will benefit local families and schools. (Photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)

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