Christmas cheer returns to Nora store

Nora is a small town in South Dakota, but in December, its small population makes up for it when it welcomes a lot of people who flock to the general store.
Published: Dec. 4, 2022 at 11:13 PM CST
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NORA, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - One of the oldest stores in South Dakota is in the town of Nora, and an old tradition continues to bring the spirit of Christmas to the community and newcomers alike. After collecting and installing the parts for a pipe organ, owner Mike Pedersen decided to put everything to good use by playing Christmas carols. Pederson’s idea took off as the Nora Store continues to fill up with Christmas carolers every year. For some visitors going to Nora for Christmas caroling has become an annual tradition they like to share with others. Photojournalist Sam Tastad takes you to Nora where Pedersen leads many in Christmas carols for the 33rd year.