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High school band director from west central Minn. is second runner-up in taco jingle contest

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer band director Brian Pearson was the second runner-up in a jingle contest for the Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell.

Winners in the contest were announced Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair. The contest was sponsored by Fox 9 News in the Twin Cities.

Pearson wrote and recorded a jingle for the contest about the new Doritos Locos Tacos. Judges chose the top 50 submissions, and the public voted to narrow the field to the top 10 and then the top five.

Pearson and other runners-up received $200 in Best Buy Bucks and $100 from Taco Bell. Audra Tracy of Minneapolis won the grand prize of $10,000 cash, $1,000 in Best Buy Bucks and a one-year supply of Taco Bell products.

In an email Saturday, Pearson wrote, "Thank you for all of your faithful voting. We got pretty far together, and I couldn't have done any of it without you. No big taco party but a big heartfelt thank you!"

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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