Paul Mork, 65, of Debs, shows his festive spirit Saturday by wearing a Santa hat while playing in the MerryTuba Christmas at the Paul Bunyan Mall in Bemidji. In the background, Eric Allen, 50, of Wilton decorated his instrument with colorful lights for the performance, which featured 18 musicians from across the region for the annual gathering, which takes place in more than 250 cities worldwide. STEVE WAGNER | BEMIDJI PIONEER
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and firstname.lastname@example.org. He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and crime reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes coverage of Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with several investigative projects. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.