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Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Rick Nolan, Rep. Collin Peterson, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Michele Bachmann await the voting in the third annual Hot Dish-Off hosted by Franken in Washington, D.C. Rep. Tim Walz won the contest with his "Hermann the German Hotdish." (Photo courtesy Sen. Al Franken)

Sen. Franken dishes it up with an ode to Willmar, Minn.

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WASHINGTON — Willmar turkey and products from across Minnesota figured prominently in the third annual “Hotdish Off” for the Minnesota Congressional Delegation this week.


U.S. Rep. Tim Walz won the contest with his Hermann the German Hotdish, paying honor to a statue in New Ulm, which happens to be in his district.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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