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Where have all the pumpkins gone?

With another Halloween holiday now upon us, many local residents have noticed the absence of the large, round orange vegetables from lawns and doorsteps this year.


Oh, that's not to say there aren't more than a few "Funkins" -- artificial, carvable foam pumpkins -- to be found here and there. But there has been a noticeable shortage of real, live Halloween pumpkins this fall -- and yes, there is a reason for it.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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