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Governor’s Residence Offers Holiday Tours

It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.

12/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-8-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosts

John Hines in for Dave Lee on Monday….Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE

12/08/2014

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Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Alive

Christmas is coming up fast, but if you’re not careful, your trees may not make it. Dried out trees not only cause a mess and don’t look as nice, they can be dangerous. So I got some tips on how to keep your tree alive as long as possible.

12/07/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!

12/03/2014

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Christmas Tree Stolen From Fallen Police Officer’s Grave

Stillwater police hope someone can help them find whoever stole a Christmas tree from the gravesite of a fallen police officer. The tree was taken from Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater, from the gravesite of Officer Josh Lynaugh.

11/29/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Cut Down Your Own Tree

There’s something about cutting down your own tree. It’s an experience. Just like the Fraser fir and balsam, the Wolcyn Tree Farm, and family, continues to grow.

11/27/2014

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US Capitol Tree Stops At W. St. Paul School

For the first time in more than 20 years, a Minnesota tree is on its way to Washington D.C. as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The 88-foot white spruce stopped at Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul Thursday. Students had a chance to see the tree and write a note on the side of the truck. “We don’t have many windows on the side of the truck,” said Mike Theune, project lead for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. “If we have too many it creates a greenhouse effect.”

11/06/2014

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Capitol Christmas Tree To Get Drink At Itasca Park

A white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest that’s been designated as the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make its first public appearance at Itasca State Park next weekend.

10/25/2014

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Fire Marshal Warns Of Holiday Hazards

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is exactly one week away. With the holidays come plenty of Christmas lights and candles as well as extra use out of that chimney for winter fires. With all that comes an increased risk for fire hazards in your home.

12/18/2013

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Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In Minnesota

Each tree-cutting location on this list has one thing in common: are all independently owned and have unique varieties or selections of Christmas trees to choose from.

11/15/2013

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Neighbors Help Family After Xmas Presents Stolen

A St. Paul family’s home was burglarized and all the gifts underneath their Christmas tree were taken. Now, neighbors are coming to their aid.

12/23/2012

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Good Question: Who Trims 3M’s Office Light Christmas Tree?

Children’s eyes aren’t the only thing all aglow this time of year. If you’ve driven Interstate 94 in the east metro between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, you’ve probably seen a pattern in the office windows of the 3M headquarters in Maplewood.

12/06/2012

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St. Paul Christmas Tree Stand Burglarized, Vandalized

The holiday season is off to a rough start for a Christmas tree stand in St. Paul.

12/02/2012

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Christmas Tree….REAL or FAKE?

Is your tree REAL or FAKE? Click the link above and vote on John’s poll!

11/23/2012

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‘Tag’ Your X-Mas Tree To Avoid Crowds

The day after Thanksgiving is not just about Black Friday, for many it’s when they run out to grab the perfect tree – something that can be different for anyone.

11/15/2012

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MN Officials: Your Xmas Tree Might Have Gypsy Moths Eggs

A warning about your Christmas Tree: Something other than presents could be lurking below it.

12/22/2011

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MDA: Beware Of Pesky Bugs When Buying Trees Online

If you buy a Christmas tree or wreath online this year, make sure you’re not letting destructive insects into your home or neighborhood.

11/28/2011

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Heavy Spring Rain Brings Lush Christmas Trees To Minn.

To buy a real or artificial Christmas tree – that is the question asked by many Minnesotans this time of year.

11/21/2011

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Good Year For Christmas Tree Crop

The official Christmas tree was delivered to the Governor’s Mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul Monday morning, but the governor isn’t the only one that will have a lush tree this year.

11/21/2011

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Crew To Cut Official Governor’s Christmas Tree

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.

11/17/2011

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Walker Says It’s A Christmas, Not Holiday, Tree

Gov. Scott Walker is calling the tree decorated with ornaments and adorned with a star at the top in the center of Wisconsin’s Capitol Rotunda a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree.

11/07/2011

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White House Christmas Tree Selected In Wisconsin

White House groundskeepers have settled on a Christmas tree. It will come from a farm in Marquette County.

10/04/2011

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Next White House Xmas Tree Coming From Wis.

The next White House Christmas tree will come from Wisconsin.

09/06/2011

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Christmas Tradition For Some: Cutting Own Tree

Standing on trampled snow, her cheeks ruddy from the frigid air, Sandra Spindler probably would have thrown up her hands if they weren’t already holding her 2-year-old girl.

12/07/2010

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Pawlenty To Light Last Christmas Tree As Governor

Gov. Tim Pawlenty lights his last Christmas tree at the governor’s mansion on Monday.

11/29/2010