Some of you may have been grumbling about the lack of snow for Christmas. However, the good news is if you have travel plans in the upper midwest this weekend, you should have no problem getting to your destination.
Last week we told you about Tiga Stevenson, a local woman attempting to set the world record for the longest amount of time ringing the Salvation Army's Red Kettle bell. She didn't set the world record, but she definitely met and exceeded her own goal.
The Salvation Army's "Fill the Flyer" campaign is a smashing holiday season success. As of yesterday, the total amount of food collected through the bus food drive campaign, through various stops around the St. Cloud area, has reached over thirteen hundred pounds.
A record 3,000 wreaths have been placed at the gravestones of soldiers at the Minnesota State Veterans' Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol squadrons of St. Cloud and Crow Wing help lay the wreaths last Saturday near Camp Ripley.
While most Americans look forward to the end of December as Christmas time, it's long been marked for a variety of holidays. Winter celebrations have been commonplace for centuries, long before Christmas began being celebrated on Dec. 25.