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Minnesota lutefisk-eating champ once ate 8.25 pounds in one contest

Jerry Osteraas of Madison, Minn. (the self-proclaimed lutefisk capital of the world) has won the town's championship all but three times since the event began in 1988.
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Jerry Osteraas of Madison, Minn. (the self-proclaimed lutefisk capital of the world) has won the town's championship all but three times since the event began in 1988.

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