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Projections show Minn. crops need a significant temps hike

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GILFILLAN -- Warmer temperatures are needed, and quickly, if the region's crops are going to be mature by the time the first frost comes this fall.

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Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist, says the cool summer needs to warm up, specifically at least 3 degrees warmer than the normal temperature, for the lagging crops to catch up and be mature by first frost.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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