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Gophers victory sweet for Klobuchar, Franken

Posted by: Corey Mitchell under Minnesota U.S. senators Updated: April 11, 2014 - 6:03 AM

The University of Minnesota’s buzzer-beating victory over the University of North Dakota in the NCAA men’s hockey semifinals proved sweet for U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

Defenseman Justin Holl’s goal helped the Minnesota senators win friendly wagers with their North Dakota colleagues.

Republican Sen. John Hoeven owes Klobuchar a box of chocolate-covered potato chips, a North Dakota favorite known as “chippers.” Klobuchar put a batch of her homemade frozen hot dish on the line.

Franken and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wagered a 10-pound bag of crystal sugar.

After the game, Franken declared victory via Twitter:

.@Heidi4ND, it looks like you owe me a 10lb bag of Crystal Sugar. Congrats on the win, @GopherHockey! -Al #FrozenFour

The Golden Gophers will face Union College of Schenectady, N.Y., in the title game Saturday night. No word if Klobuchar and Franken will make similar wagers with Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.


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