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Hoffman, Minn. man grows 1,000 lb. pumpkin

David Starner of Hoffman has been challenging himself to grow a half-ton pumpkin since 2002. Finally this year, after installing heating cable in his garden soil and building a mini greenhouse over each seedling, Starner thinks he's done it. According to the pumpkin's measurements, it should weigh in around 1,029 pounds.
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David Starner of Hoffman has been challenging himself to grow a half-ton pumpkin since 2002. Finally this year, after installing heating cable in his garden soil and building a mini greenhouse over each seedling, Starner thinks he's done it. According to the pumpkin's measurements, it should weigh in around 1,029 pounds.

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