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Chris Stevens, his wife, Amy, and their children were the center of attention in 2010 in Stillwater, Minn., when a pumpkin Chris grew weighed in at a world record 1,810.5 pounds. Submitted photo.

New Richmond man ready to defend his giant pumpkin record

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Chris Stevens estimates for a living. He is a professional construction estimator for Derrick Homes of New Richmond. Despite his skills, even he didn't see it coming last year when his giant pumpkin set the world record at 1,810.5 pounds, crushing the previous mark of 1,725.

"It was estimated at 1,550. To get one to go that heavy is incredibly rare," he said.

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