Minn. pumpkin harvest thrives despite dry summer

While a dry summer has wreaked havoc on Minnesota's farmers, pumpkin farmers are still seeing a bumper crop this fall. Several farms in the state are reporting a high yield just in time for Halloween.
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While a dry summer has wreaked havoc on Minnesota's farmers, pumpkin farmers are still seeing a bumper crop this fall, KARE-TV reports.

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