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Five Ways Your Child Can Hear From Santa

Your little ones needn't wait until the night before Christmas to hear a clatter. Here are five ways to bring the magic of St. Nick into your home.

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Tracy Lundeen
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Austan Lundeen Talks Christmas By The Lake XI, BlueBird Foundation

This will be the 11th release of the Christmas By The Lake, featuring local musicians. Every version has something new or a surprise. One year it went from a single to a double CD, one year it featured the theme for Bentlyville, one year it featured national recording artist Phil Solem. This year Kim Olson is the feature.

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Mall Of America Officials Brief Media On Increased Security After Mall Mentioned In Terrorist Video
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Reserve Your Spot At Mall Of America, Organize Your Shopping

Wouldn't it make your shopping experience smoother if you could know you had a parking spot at the Mall of America? You could totally organize your shopping trip by getting your parking spot ahead of time.

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KOOL 101.7 Brings Commercial-Free Christmas Music to the Twin Ports

Cold is in the air, snow is on the ground, and the holidays are on people's minds. To celebrate the season, KOOL 101.7 is bringing back our 24/7 commercial-free Christmas Music to our website and mobile app.

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CD Release Party November 15th, Christmas By The Lake XI [VIDEO]

This Wednesday will be the official CD release party for Christmas By The Lake XI. The Christmas collection features local artists who have all donated their recordings in order to raise money for the Bluebird Foundation. The collection includes some really heavy hitters from the area and others who started here and moved on with their careers.

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WLSSD Has a Dozen Drop Off Sites to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The time has come to dispose of your Christmas tree, get those lights and decorations off of it before it becomes a fire hazard, and WLSSD makes it so convenient with a dozen drop off sites to choose from.

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Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping? [POLL]

The clock is ticking.

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U.S. Post Office Apps Give Peace Of Mind And Delivers Holiday Smiles

My sister's birthday is December 19, which is a bummer for me because the gifts I send are in the mix with the holiday packages and take longer than usual to get to her.  More than 16 billion cards, letters, flats and packages are expected to be delivered for the 2016 holiday season. But, they are keeping up on it and even offering delivery notifications and a sweet new way to SEE that your package has been delivered.

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The Animal Planet Network Set Up Cameras at Como Zoo on the Live Reindeer [VIDEO]

Who does not love reindeer, especially this time of year? And now thanks to Animal Planet you can watch a live streaming video of them at Como Zoo in St. Paul.

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Nominate A Non-Profit To Be Awarded $5000 From Gifts Of The Season With Grand Casino

This is an incredible opportunity for our local non-profits to get a bump in their bank account around the holidays thanks to the generosity of Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley.  I bet you know of a group that could use it.

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Christmas Caroling in a Helicopter? Why the Heck Not

Talk about hitting the high notes.

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Santa Gut-Wrenchingly Recalls How Dying Boy Passed Away in His Arms

This is one of the most heartbreaking and emotional things you will ever see.

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