Most Prefer Old-Fashioned Holiday Cards Over Digital, Survey SaysA new survey out of Ireland shows 68 percent of people still want to get a handwritten Christmas card from family and friends.
Companies Cutting Alcohol From Holiday PartiesSome companies will also have party monitors to keep an eye out for inappropriate behavior.
Minnesota's Best December Festivals (Part 1)December is packed full of events across the state. Here are just a few for this first week.
Wander Minnesota: Holiday Happenings In December, Week 3We're coming down the holiday home stretch, but there's still plenty to do.
UPS To Hire More Than 1,200 In Twin Cities For Holiday SeasonThe UPS announced Friday it is gearing up for the holiday season by hiring more than 1,200 people in the Twin Cities area.
Macy's To Cut Nearly 5K Jobs After Tough Holiday SeasonMacy's has announced they're cutting up to 4,800 jobs after a miserable holiday season. About 2,100 of the cuts will be from reducing store staffs, back office operations and consolidating regional store groups.
Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off At Minnesota History CenterThe African-American celebration of Kwanzaa kicked off at the Minnesota History Center. The holiday has been honored for nearly 50 years.
Officer Pays For Man's Meal After Restaurant Calls 911The man said he forgot his wallet and offered to go get it; he owed more than $30. Unsure if he would return, a waitress said she called the police officers she has come to know well.
Heart Transplant Survivor Works To Warm The HomelessElizabeth Sammons was born with a heart defect. In June at the age of 31 she had a heart transplant. Now, she spends her time helping the homeless by crocheting scarves to help them stay warm. Elizabeth Sammons has spent countless hours crocheting scarves for the homeless.
Wander MN: Making Spirits Bright At The Minnesota Landscape ArboretumThe Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is, as usual for this time of year, decorated to the hilt. The annual event, called Making Spirits Bright, is—as always—a delight to visit.
'I Saw Grandma Kissing Santa Claus': Christmas Card Takes On A ClassicA favorite holiday tune is "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus." But what happens when you see great-grandma with her lips planted on Santa?
Wander Minnesota: Festivals And Events In December (Week 1)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that's a mile long, I'm going to report weekly this month.

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