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Good Question: What Happens To Pumpkins After Halloween?

Over the past month, people trying to apply for health insurance through the federal exchange encountered major problems on the healthcare.gov website. On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the situation, saying, “No one is more frustrated about that than I am.”

10/25/2013

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How Farmers Form The Perfect Pumpkin

It is going to be a busy weekend at the pumpkin patch. That’s why for the rest of the week the WCCO Morning Show crew will be taking you out to the fields. In Minnesota, farmers plant more than 5,000 acres of pumpkins.

10/14/2013

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Record-Setting Pumpkin Wows At Stillwater Harvest Fest

What’s cooler than padding a river while in a monster-sized pumpkin? Virtually nothing, obviously. From delicious chili and apple pie, to hanging out with giant pumpkins and seeing the massive veggies be used as boats — it’s all possible at the Stillwater Harvest Fest.

10/12/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Pumpkin Patch: Barten Pumpkins

Believe it or not, we’re just three weeks away from Halloween, and that means this is primetime for pumpkins. So we asked for your help finding the Best in Minnesota. In the end, your votes sent me to New Prague to visit Barten Pumpkins.

10/10/2013

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The Art to Carving the Best Pumpkin

You can’t celebrate Halloween without carving a pumpkin! Whether you decide to use stencils or carve your pumpkin free hand– make yours the star of the neighborhood by following these must-do tips.

10/07/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Pumpkin Lasagna

Walking into work this morning, I was convinced it was Thursday. As I warmed up my oatmeal I opened the paper to look for the Taste section (a regular Thursday activity) but couldn’t find it.

11/20/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Carve Pumpkins For Halloween?

Every Halloween millions of Americans get out their knives and start pulling out pumpkin guts. But why do we carve pumpkins for Halloween?

10/31/2012

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Pumpkin Boat Racing On The St. Croix River

When we think about pumpkins, most of us think about Halloween. But when these next people think about pumpkins, they think about boats — they grow ‘em that big.

10/14/2012

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Great Fall Decorations For The Home

Ready to decorate your home for fall? Keep your home cozy and stylish this season.

10/10/2012

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Designer Pumpkins Becoming More Popular For Fall

The official start of fall is now just a couple of days away, which means you’re going to start seeing a lot more pumpkins.

09/19/2012

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Finding MN: The Larger The Pumpkin, The Better At Stillwater Harvest Fest

There’s an elite group of growers who take pride in growing huge pumpkins. Stillwater is known for its historic feel and relaxing views of the St. Croix River.

09/16/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Trick-Or-Treat?

It’s the night the pumpkins are lit and the kids are dressed in costumes yelling “trick-or-treat!” But what do pumpkins have to do with Halloween? And why do kids trick-or-treat?

10/31/2011

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Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

There is no doubt in my mind that squash season has arrived. Last week I filled my home with the scent of roasted pumpkin and curry spices from a curried pumpkin and wild rice soup and this week I used the rest of my thyme and parsley for a squash and caramelized onion lasagna.

10/18/2011

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Pumpkin Patch Pickings: A Guide To Pumpkin Farms

The quest for the perfect pumpkin can take you all over the Twin Cities. No matter which direction your map sends you, you’re sure to find a pumpkin farm on the outskirts of where urban ends and country begins.

10/07/2011