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In this undated file photo, John Baumgartner of Olivia delivers a basket of steaming hot sweet corn to the kitchen at Nester Park in Olivia during the annual Corn Capital Days corn and bean feed. Tribune photo

No dent in the corn supply for annual Corn Capital Days in Olivia, Minn.


OLIVIA -- The summer drought that is damaging the corn crop throughout the Midwest will not put a dent in this weekend's Corn Capital Days celebration in Olivia.

As many as 2,000 people could show up for the annual sweet corn feed today, and they will not be disappointed, according to Nancy Standfuss, director of the Olivia Chamber of Commerce. She got word Friday that the Schmoll family is busy picking all the sweet corn promised.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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