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November 19, 2017
Volunteer bell ringer Joy Masche waits as Leah Larson is lifted by her dad Derek Larson to the right level Friday to place her money in the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Cub Foods in Baxter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Calling the kettle red: Salvation Army launches holiday campaign
November 19, 2017 - 4:00am
November 14, 2017
Roast turkey with orange and sage, in New York, Oct. 26, 2017.  (Melina Hammer/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
You're doing Thanksgiving wrong, according to Anthony Bourdain  
November 14, 2017 - 10:10am
November 9, 2017
Look for Puttin' on The Mitts in Tuesday's Her Voice magazine
November 9, 2017 - 8:00am
November 8, 2017
From left, Ezra Miller as the Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Justice League." MUST CREDIT: Warner Bros. Pictures
14 movies worth seeing this holiday season - and none about Santa Claus
November 8, 2017 - 2:43pm
November 1, 2017
Starbucks photoplay button
Color me caffeinated: It's up to you to design Starbucks' new holiday cup
November 1, 2017 - 11:15am
October 31, 2017
Stock image via Flickr
Try skipping the 'trunk-or-treat' events to let your kids enjoy, and learn from, the real thing
October 31, 2017 - 9:38am
December 22, 2016
In some families, oranges are a common stocking stuffer. The idea of turning the bitter, oft-discarded peels into an edible treat was an appealing challenge.
Puttin' on The Mitts: The gift of goodies
December 22, 2016 - 9:28am
December 18, 2016
Consider a gift to match a healthy living goal and a note of encouragement for those seeking to make a healthy change as they head into the new year.
Crow Wing Energized: Gift ideas for those making a lifestyle change
December 18, 2016 - 6:02pm
November 16, 2016
Salvation Army to begin bell ringing Friday
November 16, 2016 - 7:46pm
November 13, 2016
Luke Schumer
Crow Wing Energized: How to Be Financially Prepared for the Holidays
November 13, 2016 - 11:47pm
December 23, 2015
Guest Opinion: This time of year
December 23, 2015 - 8:25pm
December 15, 2015
Camp Ripley soldiers deliver toys, clothes and other gifts to the Morrison County Gift Tag program in Little Falls. Photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey
Camp Ripley: Soldier values show through in community sharing
December 15, 2015 - 11:46pm
December 11, 2015
Amanda Stone (left) and Lindsey Lemke assemble evergreen boughs  for the Wreaths of Honor project at Erickson's Greenhouse in Brainerd recently. The wreaths are destined for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Holiday program shows love to those interred at Fort Snelling
December 11, 2015 - 10:12pm
December 12, 2014
A different kind of Christmas
December 12, 2014 - 8:23pm
December 11, 2014
Email us at or snail mail at; Puttin' on The Mitts, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Include your name and the city where you live along with your recipe, idea and/or photo. Include your phone number, too - not for publication, but in case we have any questions.
Puttin' on The Mitts: Cookies and fudge and truffles, (please share) oh my!
December 11, 2014 - 11:55am