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Natascha Smrekar of Smrekar’s Acres Tree Farm prepares Friday for the final weekend for the Christmas tree farm near Guthrie, Minn. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

O’ Christmas Tree, where will I get you next year? Smrekar’s Acres Tree Farm concludes 10 years of tradition

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Crystal Dey

GUTHRIE — Balsam boughs scented the warm air inside Natascha Smrekar’s wreath room on Smrekar’s Acres Tree Farm on Friday afternoon.


The cozy room was a stark contrast against the freezing below-zero temperatures enveloping the Christmas-trees-to-be outside.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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