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The Blackduck Future Farmers of America were introduced to one of the nominations for the Capitol Christmas Tree that will be displayed on the Capitol building lawn this year. The potential tree is located in the Chippewa National Forest southeast of Blackduck. CRYSTAL DEY | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Search for Capitol Christmas Tree underway in Chippewa National Forest

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BLACKDUCK -- A dozen students from Blackduck scoured the Chippewa National Forest for the perfect tree Friday morning.

The Future Farmers of America group was led by U.S. Forest Service employees to a site where a tree stood that could be admired by visitors to the nation's capitol this winter.


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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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