Short length of weekend frost raises hopes area crops not badly damaged
Neil Widner, newly elected chairman of American Crystal Sugar Co., was up early Sunday to patrol his sugar beet fields near Stephen, Minn., after two nights in a row of temperatures falling below freezing.
"I drove around, and the thermometer in my pickup this morning about 6:20 was at 29," Widner said Sunday. "For some reason, we had more frost the night before. We marked a few the day before so we could go back and check (Sunday). We were out and looked and we did OK."
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