PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A crew will head into the Chengwatana State Forest east of Pine City to cut down a 50-foot balsam fir that will grace the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul this holiday season.

The Department of Natural Resources will harvest the tree on Thursday morning. Members of Conservation Corps Minnesota will assist with the cutting and loading of the tree.

The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence on Summit Avenue on Monday morning.

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Comments (4)
  1. Rachel Cobenais says:

    With times being so hard for so many……I wonder how much money will be wasted on stuff like this.

  2. Citizen says:

    Every year I question why we are cutting trees of this size and stature to put up as Christmas trees in public squares and buildings. Why not just plant a good size tree and let it grow with the purpose of using it as a Christmas tree each year? Incredible saving of money and destruction of beautiful mature trees.

  3. I'm Just Sayin' says:

    I am iompressed, the politically correct police have not caught that this is printed as a “CHRISTmas tree” and not a holiday tree. Wonder how long this headline will last?

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