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Rick and Renae Stohr with two of the biggest pumpkins they grew this year, and a green squash. They named the 642-pounder Big Al. Photo by Jason Schulte

Elmwood resident springs a 642-pound pumpkin

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ELMWOOD -- Rick Stohr was seeking a stress reliever, something he could do when his day as a salesman is done.

The Elmwood native, thanks to friends and family, found growing pumpkins, especially big ones, to his liking.


"I grew up on a farm and the trials and tribulations of farming are the same things you experience with pumpkins," he said.

It's safe to say the 2008 season was a good one for Stohr in his three years of competitively growing pumpkins.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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