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Picking the perfect pumpkin: From left, Makenzie Halvorson and Landon Nathe pick out the perfect pumpkins Sunday at the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch in Glyndon. Photo by - Carrie Snyder

Selling the Great Pumpkin

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There may be a few more jack-o'-lanterns smiles this year as many Minnesota and North Dakota pumpkin farmers say the crop has been extra fruitful, enough for at least some Minnesota growers to ship pumpkins out of state.


"It was an unusual year," said Jonna Gorham of Maple Hills Orchard in Frazee, where they have a pumpkin patch.

The bumper crop surprised most people, considering the region's drought.

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