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December 25, 2018
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Giving elves: Newport Masons, Eastern Star volunteers surprise kids at hospital
December 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
Grade school to high school students wait to begin singing a song about Saint Lucia at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. The girls wearing tinsel as belts and crowns are Lucia's attendants and those wearing cone hats and carrying staffs are "star boys." Rachel Fergus / RiverTown Multimedia
God Jul: A Scandinavian Christmas
December 25, 2018 - 5:00am
December 24, 2018
(From left) Landon, Elli and Jenelle were some of many donors who helped ensure that Hudson children had present for Christmas. More than 427 children received gifts this year from Operation HELP Campaign for Kids. Photos courtesy of Bjorn Nesvold
Operation HELP's Campaign for Kids delivers for families
December 24, 2018 - 5:00am
December 23, 2018
Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Bryant’s dealership in New Richmond, announced Kym Lokken of Hudson as this year's winner of a free furnace. Pictured are (from left) Countryside Plumbing & Heating President Carol De Young, Inc., Lokken and Countryside Communications & Marketing Manager Cindy Croes. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Countryside announces 2018 Community Hero winner
December 23, 2018 - 10:00am
December 20, 2018
Corrie Rezachek makes a variety of hats with different patterns and embellishments to be donated to people who need them. This hat will go to a child battling cancer. Kelsey Roy / RiverTown Multimedia
Hastings senior makes hundreds of hats for people in need
December 20, 2018 - 2:07pm
December 19, 2018
Franz Harris, left, Emily Christianson, singing, Jeanette Santiago, and Kristianna Harris performed "Silent Night" at the United Lutheran Church in Red Wing on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.  Harris is descended from composer Photo courtesy of Dodie Harris
'Silent Night' has special meaning for Red Wing family
December 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Buena Farrell and Buena Farrell Photography were able to donate $1,535 to the Marlee May Memorial Scholarship Fund this year after collecting the money through her annual charity photo shoot. Farrell is pictured with Marlee May’s mother, Josie. Submitted photo
Annual charity photo shoot raises funds for scholarship fund, gift box program
December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
The fire tower lighting warmed the crowd gathered behind Sandy's Clothing and Art in Stockholm.  Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
WATCH: Stockholm celebrates winter solstice early
December 19, 2018 - 5:00am
December 14, 2018
Noah Weidenfeld completed his 26.2-hour Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing marathon at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. A total of more than $80,000 was raised during the marathon. St. Croix County Sheriff's Office representatives completed 30 hours of ringing at the same time at County Market in Hudson. Submitted photo
UPDATE: Goal of more than $80,000 raised in bell ringing marathon is met
December 14, 2018 - 3:49pm
Winston, a 3-year-old miniature dachshund owned by Bill and Julie Powell relaxes in his home. He has provided comfort to many people as a crisis response animal. Submitted photo
Winston to the rescue: HOPE provides crisis response animals for healing
December 14, 2018 - 5:00am
December 13, 2018
(From left) New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne, Salvation Army Red Kettle marathon bill ringer and New Richmond City Planner Noah Weidenfeld, City Administrator Mike Darrow and Police Chief Craig Yehlik in front of Walmart in New Richmond in the midst of Weidenfeld's 26.2-hour shift. Submitted photo
Wiedenfeld's Red Kettle marathon is on: Over $30,000 raised so far
December 13, 2018 - 7:12pm
Hudson-based lawyer Mark Gherty, shown during a 2016 trial in Pierce County, retires this week after 38 years practicing law. File photo
Court adjourned for Hudson's Gherty
December 13, 2018 - 11:32am
Volunteer Pat Bettendorf and his therapy dog Jake work with Lakeview Hospice to visit patients in hospice care in their homes. Lakeview is looking for more therapy pet volunteers. Submitted photo
Hospice looking for pet volunteers
December 13, 2018 - 8:00am
December 11, 2018
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Woodbury Scouts earn Eagle status
December 11, 2018 - 5:00am
The nearby Whitetail Woods Regional Park offers sledding down “The Big Kid Hill." The park is open daily 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Photo courtesy of Dakota County Parks
Unleash inner child sledding down 'The Big Kid Hill' at Whitetail Woods near Farmington
December 11, 2018 - 5:00am