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December 24, 2014
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Sisters Britten and Ella Selness, left to right, are going to their grandmother's house in Perham for Christmas. Their family has fun singing Christmas songs with Ella playing guitar. The sisters will also be going to their Dad’s in the cities over break.
GALLERY: The ways we celebrate Christmas
December 24, 2014 - 1:28pm
December 19, 2014
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
December 19, 2014 - 11:25am
December 5, 2014
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A couple kids enjoy their ride on Santa’s Sleigh at Cupkie Christmas Village. Sleigh rides were available throughout the day.
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
December 5, 2014 - 12:37pm
December 3, 2014
Minnesota tree lit as official U.S. Christmas tree
December 3, 2014 - 11:25am
December 2, 2014
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Onlookers ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ over the East Otter Tail County Fair Board’s winning float.
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
December 2, 2014 - 4:10pm
November 28, 2014
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“It’s Christmas Time” is Patrick Murphy’s second album. The Perham High School junior is a singer and pianist. He has per-formed at various venues around the area.
Patrick Murphy releases Christmas album
November 28, 2014 - 12:02pm
November 26, 2014
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Mark and Tammy Schmidt have brought their Christmas light show to the Perham Center for the Arts this year. The Schmidts’ show has been at their home near Butler for the last few years, but it originally started in Perham.
“Listen to the Lights” at Perham Center for the Arts
November 26, 2014 - 3:16pm
November 19, 2014
Sign up this week for the Perham Parade of Lights
November 19, 2014 - 10:27am
November 17, 2014
Minnesota State Wadena cosmetology student Joni Schmitz, left, removes the curlers from Patrick Kilby’s hair as they complete his transformation into Santa Claus. He estimates he’s taken photos with about 150,000 people over the five seasons he’s been playing Santa at Radio City Music Hall Bryce Haugen Forum News Service
‘Wherever I go, I’m Santa’: From New York Mills to New York City
November 17, 2014 - 10:03am
December 1, 2010
Bella Huwe decorates a giant cookie at the kick off of the annual Tree Festival in New York Mills. Photo by Christopher Michalski.
Tree Festival brings holiday spirit and cheer to NY Mills
December 1, 2010 - 3:00pm
November 10, 2010
Wooden toys kept little boys entertained at the 34th annual Perham's Women of FOCUS Christmas Plus Bazaar on Nov. 6.  Photo by Ashley Bergen.
Hundreds line up for Women of FOCUS annual bazaar
November 10, 2010 - 3:00pm
December 21, 2009
Mike and Tammy Schmidt, with the "Magic of Christmas" light show they created along Perham's Main Street.
'Magic of Christmas' lights up downtown Perham for holidays
December 21, 2009 - 7:00am
December 18, 2009
Bert Nelson of New York Mills has played the part of Santa in the area for about 15 years. He recently showed up at the NYM Community Christmas Program, at left with local kids Boyd and Lindsey Olson.
Tales from a local Santa
December 18, 2009 - 7:00am
Ottertail's Patrick Kilby as Santa.
Santa for a Living
December 18, 2009 - 7:00am
December 27, 2008
Dent's all-class Christmas program has been a tradition for probably as long as the town had a school, which is just over a century.  But Dec. 18 was the last performance, as the elementary school will close after this year.
The last Dent Christmas show
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am