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Hot Dog Nite is July 14 in Luverne

LUVERNE -- Free hot dogs and drinks are just part of the lure of Hot Dog Night in Luverne on July 14. The 49th annual customer appreciation event features local Chamber members giving away more than 12,000 hot dogs and 350 gallons of drink.

At 7 p.m., the first ever Wienerman Triathlon, a four-person relay race, begins on Main Street. Participants will compete in eating, swimming, biking and running events.

In addition, the fourth annual Wiener Dog Beauty Contest begins at 7:15 p.m. on Main Street, followed by the eighth annual Wiener Dog Races and awards for the fastest Dachshund.

The band, Bum Steer, featuring Ken Rolling, Butch Hatting and Dave Kvaas, performs downtown beginning at 7:30 p.m., and a beer garden will be open throughout the evening.

A patriotic pie party and concert at Hilger Commons will feature homemade pie and live music by Emily Lodine and Marya Manfred.