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Scott Steil poses with his potential record breaking pumpkin. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Scott Steil poses with his potential record breaking pumpkin. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Richmond Man Hopes to Break State Pumpkin Record [VIDEO]

A Richmond man has been growing a giant pumpkin in attempts to break the state and world record.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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Hunter Shot in Torso and Head, Taken to Hospital

A man was taken to the hospital on Sunday after being shot while hunting in Richmond.

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Richmond Mayor Mike Mathiason. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Richmond Mayor Mike Mathiason. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Your Town Tuesday: Richmond Mayor Talks About Revamped Downtown, Police Department [VIDEO]

This week in our "Your Town Tuesday" series on WJON, we're focusing on the community of Richmond. Richmond recently spent spent some money sprucing up their downtown. Mayor Mike Mathiason says the city's share of the road reconstruction project was $1.5 million, with the county paying for the rest.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Richmond Watertower Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Your Town Tuesday: The Unique People, Places, and Things of Richmond [VIDEO]

Your Town Tuesday is in Richmond this week. We learned about the origins of the pontoon, took in a bi-weekly concert, and got our picture taken at a unique photography studio.

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Scott Kron pictured on the left
Scott Kron pictured on the left
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Richmond Mayor Steps Down Stating Personal Health Reasons [AUDIO]

Richmond Mayor Scott Kron has announced his resignation nearly six months before his term was set to expire. Kron gave his formal notice to City Administrator Martin Bode stating personal health reasons.

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Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival - 2013
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Richmond Hosts Weekend Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival [VIDEO]

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival starts today (Thursday). The festival is taking place in the El Rancho Manana campground in Richmond.

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Plunder Fest Takes The Stage in Richmond This Weekend [VIDEO]

For its fourth straight year, Plunder Fest is invading central Minnesota. Plunder fest is stocked with a full lineup of over thirty bands performing over the weekend.

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Cold Spring-Richmond Reassessing Police Needs

The Cold Spring and Richmond communities will be looking at the needs of their joint police department. Last (Tuesday) night the Cold Spring city council approved forming a hiring committee to reassess the city's needs.

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State Amateur Baseball Tournament Starts in St. Cloud

The Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament begins today in St. Cloud at Dick Putz and Joe Faber Field. The tournament hasn't been in St. Cloud since 2002 and this will be the first time that Putz and Faber Fields will be used for the tournament. In 2002 Putz and Cold Spring Park were used. The Co-Chairs of the tournament in St. Cloud are Andy Auger and Pete Cheeley. Auger says this is the first time since 1982 at the tournament can be held in one location without needing to drive.

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Renee Silverman, Flickr
Renee Silverman, Flickr
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Nationally-Renown Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival has been rated the International Bluegrass Music Association's event of the year three times, and local fans of bluegrass music can catch national acts here in our backyard at El Rancho Manana Campground.

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