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Malorie, left and Natalie Otto watch to see if their worm would win, place or show. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Racing earthworms is sport at a glacial pace

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Minnesotans have a peculiar penchant for oddball sports, critter racing in particular.

Take your wood tick races,,, please. Then there's your cockroach races, your pigs, turtles and frogs.


Enter the earthworm, or, more precisely, the night crawler.

Aug. 8 dozens of people gathered outside a rural Brainerd tavern to witness the first ever worm races.

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