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Here Comes The Holiday Train

Every year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Trains roll across the U.S. and Canada, stopping in dozens of communities along the way, raising food and cash donations for food banks -- and it's on the way to Central Minnesota. Here's the 2016 schedule (and a cool video):

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Miranda Does ‘Vice’ On ‘Ellen’

Miranda Lambert delivered another flawless performance of her most recent single, “Vice,” on Ellen on Wednesday (Dec. 7), bringing her subtle confidence and stunning beauty to the set to promote her new album.

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Time For Winter Nights & Lights

This week's Winter Nights & Lights Festival promises several days of fun, with the annual St. Cloud bash taking on the theme, 'May the Frost Be With You.' (Be careful what you wish for.) The festivities crank up on Thursday. Here's your complete guide to all the activities.

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Let’s Go Skiing! Local Areas are Ready for You to Hit the Slopes

Local ski areas are feverishly making snow -- enough so that they are now open (in varying degrees) for you to hit the slopes with your skis & boards. With fresh snow in the weekend forecast, many outdoor enthusiasts are excited to celebrate another Minnesota winter.

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill’s Daughters Have High Christmas Expectations

Though two out of three of their daughters are moved out and on to college, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are not off the hook for providing all the family Christmas traditions they’ve cultivated over the years. In fact, they say the expectations are even higher.

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The Weekender: 2016 Winter Wonderland, Jason Schommer, and Breakfast with Santa

It's a jam packed weekend full of holiday fun around Central Minnesota. Check out the 68th Annual Santa Lucia Festival of Lights, enjoy so holiday fun at the Winter Wonderland event, share a laugh with Comedian Jason Schommer, the musical styles of the Minnesota Center Chorale and Breakfast with Santa. Read more in The Weekender!

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