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Overwhelmed by brothers, this girl had a simple wish


November 27, 2020

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The Swanson family is expecting an early Christmas present this year, exactly what their daughter asked for in her letter to Santa Claus in 2018. Pictured from left are Asher (10), Rene (7), Isaac (12), Oliver (4), Brandon, Micah (5), Bekah, and Alice (9).

Christmas is a magical time for children. Kids everywhere send lists and requests to the North Pole in hopes of Santa granting their wishes. To one Cloquet girl's surprise, her wish is being granted. We think Santa just needed an extra year or two to iron out the details.

Alice Swanson is 9 years old and in the third grade at Cloquet's Queen of Peace Catholic School. Alice has five brothers and no sisters.

So when it came to writing a 2018 letter to Santa, Alice asked for a baby sister.

"Dear Santa," Alice wrote as a first-grader in a letter published in the Pine Knot News. "I wont Love fro...

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