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New Richmond man wins event, but not the world record

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A western Wisconsin man won the pumpkin-growing contest he entered over the weekend -- but he failed to take back the world record he lost a year ago. Chris Stevens of New Richmond entered a pumpkin that weighed 17-hundred-84 pounds. That was good enough to win at the Stillwater Harvest-Fest in Minnesota -- but it was nowhere near Ron Wallace's record of two-thousand-nine pounds. Wallace, of Rhode Island, grew that pumpkin last fall. It broke Stevens' record gourd from 2011.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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