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First Church of God in Grand Forks holds chili cook-off

Emberly Lietz of the Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks smells a chili sample before taking a bite, while Matt Slater of Pizza Ranch prepares to try some chili. Photo by John Hageman/Grand Forks Herald1 / 2
Josh Jones, a DJ for Q FM, writes down scores for a chili recipe. Photo by John Hageman/Grand Forks Herald2 / 2

The First Church of God in Grand Forks held its eighth annual chili cook-off Sunday. Three judges tasted 14 different chili recipes and scored them based on their taste, originality, how hot or spicy it was and overall appeal. Five awards, including a fan favorite, were given out. 

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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