An annual tradition: The Christmas Story Contest

Stories will appear in the Enterprise's special holiday section.

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In an Enterprise tradition, readers are encouraged to take part in our annual Christmas Story Contest. It can be fiction, memoir, poem, personal essay.

All we ask is the story has something to do with Christmas, in 750 words or less.

Email, mail or drop off your story at our office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec 9 at 1011 1st St E, Ste 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470 or

Include your name, hometown and a contact number.

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Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
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