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Zombies live to crawl again

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An estimated 30 thousand undead roamed the West Bank looking for brains and settling for booze, according to KARE 11. The annual zombie pub crawl continues to get bigger and more regulated, since filing as an official business three years ago.

Organizer Taylor Carik said the ZPC paid for 95 Minneapolis police officers and more than a hundred private security guards. Carik said the budget is in the hundred of thousands of dollars, and allows the five main organizers to be compensated for their time and pay expenses, which includes $20,000 for a 50-foot-tall inflatable zombie named Phil.

West Bank neighbors have mixed views on the event.

" I stand out here and just watch them do what they do," said Ali Ali, manager of Wadajir Grocery and Halal Meat on Cedar Avenue. "It's hilarious, it's good for business, so we want to have it year after year."

But Christine Benson, owner of Depth of Field Yarn, says the bigger the event, the more disruptive it's become. "It's just more of a hassle for people who live here and people who work here," she said

Last year's crawl set a Guinness World Record for largest gathering of zombies.

WCCO reports a new feature: a brain-eating contest in which real pork brains were prepared by professional chefs. The winner gobbled 54 pork-brain tacos in eight minutes.

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