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Lyle Bengtson of rural Spicer hoists one of Chad Revier's giant pumpkins from a garden Friday and puts it on a trailer. Revier, who is from New London, was vying for the "Grower of the Year" award at a pumpkin weighing contest in Stillwater. Revier entered three pumpkins in the contest. Their combined weight came up 65 pounds short of a world record. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

NL pumpkin grower misses world record


NEW LONDON -- A giant pumpkin grown in Iowa beat out a New London man's attempt for a world record.

The difference was 65 pounds.

Chad Revier had hoped the combined weight of the three largest pumpkins he grew in his grandmother's garden would earn him the 2009 "Grower of the Year" title from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. It's a prize that pumpkin growers from all over the world compete for.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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