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This year's telethon will be Saturday, December 8 from 5 to 10 p.m. (Echo Press photo)

Community spirit keeps Jingle Bells alive

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Program changes after KSAX closed its doors earlier this year had folks concerned about a silent night during the annual Jingle Bells telethon in Alexandria. But the show must and will go on thanks to community support.


A collaboration with Selective TV, Gardonville Telephone Cooperative and Excellent Multimedia, Inc. has provided a platform for the talent. The broadcast will cover an approximate 60-mile radius around Alexandria.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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