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Picking pumpkins

Mother and daughter choose their fall decorations

Mother and daughter pick out ripe pumpkins.
Missi Birkholtz and her daughter Ava sort through the pumpkins Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at a roadside stand on Highway 210 west of Pillager. With most customers paying on the honor system, the well-known stand is owned by Eric and Jackie Jensen.
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Woman pick out pumpkins.
Jennifer Chock picks out a pumpkin Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the Jensen pumpkin stand located west of Pillager.
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I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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