Rochester,MN  (KROC AM News) - Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede is busy Tuesday riding around the city in an open sleigh pulled by a Public Works Department vehicle, a tradition he started several years ago.

On this day, Mayor Brede becomes Santa Brede as he visits city employees at various locations and provides them with some holiday cheer.

He began his daylong journey at 7:30 a.m. and is scheduled to make his final stop at Fire Station #4 at 3 p.m.

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