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Rick Julian looks at some Northern Lights apples on one of his trees at the Lake Ida Apple Farm south of Lake Park. Dave Wallis / The Forum

After extended warm summer, apple harvest season comes early in Minnesota

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LAKE PARK, Minn. - The trees at the Lake Ida Apple Farm near here are a little bit fuller than usual this time of year.

Thanks to the mild winter, the warm spring and the hot summer, the apple harvest throughout Minnesota has arrived several weeks early.

At the Lake Ida Apple Farm, co-owner Sharon Julian said some of their apples are actually as many as three weeks early and ready to come off the trees.

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