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From left, Makenzie Halvorson, Landon Nathe and Mallory Halvorson pick out the perfect pumpkins Sunday at the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch in Glyndon, Minn. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Local pumpkin crop so fruitful, many growers selling to other states

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FRAZEE, Minn. - 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.

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"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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