It's The Time Of Year When Big Pumpkins Make News

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In Minnesota, the pumpkin that beat the state's record weighed in at 1,630 lbs. In Rhode Island, a man won a contest with a pumpkin that weight 1,661 lbs.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with pumpkin news. A certain six-year-old picked a Halloween pumpkin yesterday that weighed 19 pounds - a speck compared to the pumpkin that set a Minnesota State record. It weighed 1,630 pounds and didn't even win a contest. An out-of-state pumpkin was 27 pounds heavier. In Rhode Island, a man won a contest with a pumpkin four pounds heavier than that - 1,661. Still short of the world record. You are listening to MORNING EDITION.

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