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Wally Rodewald gives free sleigh rides at the Washington Square Mall on most December Saturdays

Sleigh bells ringin'

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Wally Rodewald sits at his kitchen table, sifting through a big pile of homemade thank-you notes and pictures that local kids have drawn him.

"When they send all this stuff, isn't it worth doing something?" Rodewald said, smiling proudly.

The 76-year-old Detroit Lakes man gets this sort of fan mail a lot, as he is the guy who has, for years, been providing warm Christmas memories to area children.

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