Tag: Christmas

As 2nd Wave Slows Down; NMPH Encourages Smaller Groups for Christmas Gatherings

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/17/20) Ada, MN — While restrictions remain tight, new COVID-19 cases continue to drop both across the state and locally. Even area schools are reporting fewer close contacts and quarantine requirements for students and staff. However, COVID related deaths remain high. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public says while they were anticipating…
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December 17, 2020 0

Grace Lutheran to Host To-Go Meatball Dinner on Sunday; Planning for Virtual Christmas Service

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/14/20) Ada, MN — This Sunday, December 20th, enjoy a delicious Meatball Dinner from Grace Lutheran Church in Ada as they hope to raise money for their youth groups. The meatball dinner will be served via curbside pick and feature meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll, and a dessert…
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December 14, 2020 0

Care Community Christmas Conversations Episode 1

Listen to Episode 1 of 4 of the Care Community Christmas Conversations Program featuring interviews with members of area long-term care facilities. In this first episode, we chat with Donn and Dorothy from the Halstad Living Center and Jeannie and Tim from Benedictine Living Community in Ada. Listen below: Care Community Christmas Conversations is heard…
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December 8, 2020 0

The Blenders Offering Live Concert Series in Lieu of Traditional Holiday Tours

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/8/20) Minneapolis, MN — The holiday season has a number of traditions: visits with Santa, baking Christmas cookies, and the Blenders Holiday Concerts. Well due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blenders aren’t able to do their usual holiday tours this year, so they are bringing the music to you! Originally based…
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December 8, 2020 0

Santa to Stop at Nelson House in Ada this Saturday

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/3/20) Ada, MN — The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce wants families to know that Santa Claus IS coming to town this Saturday, December 5th as part of the Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival. This year, however, he won’t be coming to the Ada Events Center. Instead, he’s heading to the…
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December 3, 2020 0

Ada Future Leaders Announce 32nd Year of “Gifts for Youth”

The Ada Jaycees established the Gifts for Youth Program in 1988. The tradition of delivering gifts to children in need at Christmas time continues today with the Ada Future Leaders. If you know of a child in the Ada-Borup community who may not receive a Christmas gift this year because of financial hardships, you are…
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December 2, 2020 0

Hillsboro Students Spreading the Holiday Cheer

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/2/20) Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro School District is placing an emphasis on spreading the Christmas Joy over the next few weeks in hopes of lifting the spirits of students and staff members. They plan on doing that in a variety of ways, including fun contests, activities, and of course Holiday…
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December 2, 2020 0

Salvation Army Looking for Bell-Ringer Volunteers

Volunteers to ring bells for the Salvation Army are needed to staff kettles at various locations throughout Brainerd, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes. Another Red Kettle goal is 1,500 volunteer hours with new procedures this year designed to help the community stay safe and help businesses stay open during the pandemic. The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army…
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November 21, 2020 0

Nisswa City of Lights is Now a Drive-Thru Event

The annual Nisswa City of Lights festival will now be a drive-thru event on Friday, November 27th. The City of Nisswa is inviting people to drive through town at their leisure and check out the light displays or visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the First Western Bank and Trust drive-thru from 5 – 7pm.…
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November 21, 2020 0

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce readies for Blinky Pins, Holiday Decoration Contest

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/3/20) (Crosby, MN) — The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce is getting into the holiday spirit as the calendar turns to November with their Blinky Pin and Holiday Decoration Contests. Chamber Executive Director Brielle Bredsten informed us that the 2020 edition of the yearly events has more incentive than in the…
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November 4, 2020 0