It’s time for another Stories of Christmas contest

Humorous, touching, fiction, nonfiction — all are fair game for the 2020 writing contest..

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This is the 32nd anniversary of the Brainerd Dispatch’s Stories of Christmas and this year, more than ever, we want your stories!

2020 has been interesting to say the least. Take a few moments to jot down a humorous or lighthearted story, fiction or nonfiction, or maybe you have a thoughtful and touching remembrance to share with everyone to brighten our holiday season.

There will be three categories: kids category, for ages up to 12; juniors, ages 13-17; and adults, 18 and older. Prizes will be awarded.

Stories should be 300 words or less. Make sure it is legible and your name, address and age are included.

Deadline is Dec. 11.


Email the story to or mail to DeLynn Howard, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN, 56401, or put it in the dropbox in the alley of the Dispatch, 506 James St., Brainerd.

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