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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.

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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