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Don’t Kick Your Christmas Tree To The Curb, Recycle It

Some of you have already gotten rid of your Christmas trees, and some of you are probably putting it off. Sure, you can leave yours by the curb for pickup. But we found out there’s a way you can make good use of that tree for the next four months or so.

12/31/2013

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‘U’ Resorts To Unusual Methods To Thwart Evergreen Thieves

The University of Minnesota says “Grinches” steal evergreens from its campuses each winter to use as Christmas trees at home. Now, they’re using an unusual method to thwart would-be thieves.

12/06/2013

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Good Question: How Does MOA Decorate For The Holidays?

Imagine having to dress up an almost five-million-square foot space for the holidays! The daunting task is a reality for Brett Baudette, design manager at MOA. He says they “kick in to holiday gear” in mid-September, contracting out to about 100 workers who normally build inside the stores. “It’s a team of construction workers,” Baudette said. “It’s kind of a fun change for them.” They’ll spend $250,000 on new decorations and labor, with most of the work executed in the middle of the night.

11/25/2013

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Charges: 2 Stole 2,000 Trees To Resell For Xmas

Two people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.

11/15/2013

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Early Snow Spruces Up Your Christmas Tree

Tuesday night’s snow may be the best thing that could’ve happened to your future Christmas tree. Growing Christmas trees can take a lot of patience and Deb Krueger of Krueger’s Christmas trees knows it well.

11/05/2013

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Christmas Tree Drought Hits Hard In Midwest

Analysts predict that Americans will buy 30 million Christmas trees this year, but in the Midwest Christmas tree farmers have been hit hard by the drought, which could wreak havoc on next year’s crop.

12/24/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Best Christmas Tree Farm In Minnesota

The idea of picking your own Christmas tree is just about as festive as it gets. But where do you go to pluck your precious pine?

12/05/2012

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Minn. Christmas Tree Farm Getting Just Enough Rain

More than half of the U.S. has been a designated disaster zone due to widespread drought, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s the most severe and expensive drought in 25 years.

08/01/2012

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Where’s The Snow? Last Year’s Average Was 11 Inches

If you think there should be more snow on the ground by now, you’re right.

12/04/2011

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Minnesotans Urged Not To Let Pests Invade Homes

The state Agriculture Department is telling Minnesotans not to let pests into their homes this holiday season — and they’re not talking about relatives.

11/29/2011

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A Guide to Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms

Some traditions are just too hard to resist, and driving out to a Christmas tree farm and cutting down the family tree each year is one such tradition.

11/26/2011

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Minnesota Tree Growers Predict Balsam Fir Shortage

Some Minnesota Christmas tree growers are expecting the balsam fir variety to be in short supply this holiday season.

11/29/2010

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Target Ready To Sell Christmas Trees Online

For the first time, Target has announced it will sell fresh trees through its website.

11/11/2010

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