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The Skauge and Klovstad families have made it a tradition to meet up at Cupkie’s every winter to find their Christmas trees. They are, left to right: Cindy Skauge, Steve Skauge, Nadine Hillesheim, Tara Skauge, and Jordan, Joni and Steve Sellent. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Tree time: Cutting one down at Cupkie’s

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It’s a tradition for the Skauges and Klovstads: the weekend after Thanksgiving, the two families meet up in Perham to find their Christmas trees, do some holiday shopping and have a little fun.


“We started tree shopping in Perham when our oldest (son) was 3 or 4 years old,” said Cindy Skauge. He’s now in his thirties.

Skauge and Nadine Hillesheim, who have been friends since meeting at college in Moorhead, have picked out trees together for almost 15 years.

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