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50 Years as Santa: Tower City Man Spreads Holiday Cheer for Decades

Dennis Gumke started dressing up as Santa in 1968

BUFFALO, N.D. — For the last fifty years, a Tower City man has been creating extra special memories with his beard and red hat. Back in 1968, Dennis Gumke stumbled on an opportunity that would snowball into an annual tradition. “We lived in Streeter and we needed a Santa for the local community days and couldn’t get one, so I stepped…

Anne Carlsen Center Gives Kids a Unique Holiday Celebration

This is the first time the Moorhead location has hosted the event

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Opening in Moorhead four months ago, the Anne Carlsen Center provides opportunities for kids with developmental disabilities. One way they plan on making the holidays an inclusive experience for everyone is by calling in a friend from the North Pole. But unlike most meet–and–greets with Kris Kringle, there are no long lines. “The mall atmosphere, the bustle of…

Kids Getting Pictures With Santa Before He Comes Down the Chimney

Moorhead Center Mall is doing the pictures through December 23 every Friday-Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Pictures with Santa at the Moorhead Center Mall begin this weekend. And they’re encompassing everything about the Christmas spirit. In addition to taking their annual pictures with Kris Kringle, families are also doing some good during the holiday season. They have the option to pay $5 for their photo or bring three canned goods to be donated to…

LIVE: Santa Visits KVRR Local News

Jolly Old St. Nick Tells us What's it's Like Making Children Smile at West Acres Mall

  The genuine article, himself! Santa Claus graciously stops by the KVRR Local News morning show during a very busy time of year for him. St. Nicholas talks about spreading holiday cheer this season at West Acres Mall as his elves hurry to finish up toy building at the North Pole. He also mentions that Adam isn’t necessarily on the…

Some Prefer to Keep Black Friday Shopping to Just Friday

Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him

FARGO, ND — While many people tried to get Black Friday steals last night, others say they preferred to do their shopping today. Places like West Acres Mall were packed with people all day trying to get bargains. Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him. One family from California…

Santa Claus is Already In Fargo!

Scheels hosted the famous man in red for kids and families to take a holiday photo with this season

FARGO, ND — Santa Claus is coming to town…and he’s early. Scheels hosted the famous man in red for kids and families to take a holiday photo with this season. Each family or group receives the first photo free, with other opportunities to purchase packages. Scheels has already started to prepare for the holiday season and staff say they have…