Nearly 150 stories were submitted this year for the Brainerd Dispatch's 11th annual Stories of Christmas contest.
Weather drawing by Alysson Grace Copham in Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter Elementary School.
On the following pages, you'll find the winners in the three categories: Kids, up to age 12; Juniors, 13-20; and Adults, 21 and older, as well as a few honorable mentions. Also, we decided to use some of the weather drawings submitted by local elementary school children as accent pictures to go along with the winning stories.
Thanks to all who took the time to submit their stories. Enjoy reading and Merry Christmas!
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