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Bed-race winners capture luck o' the Irish (+Video)

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The bed-racing team from Dick's Hometown Liquor store emerged victorious in the bed races in downtown River Falls March 17 celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Despite a 25-degree day with a biting wind, lots of people came out to see the racing, hunt for the Pot o' Gold medallion and taste some 20 recipes of potato soup in the cook-off event.

Tall green hats, shiny beads, huge green sunglasses, kilts, special tattoos and other festive garb decorated the crowd, who filled the median and sidewalks of Main Street between Elm and Maple streets. The bed racers would go north on Main, u-turn on Maple then race southward to Veterans Park.

Along the way, racing teams had to land a bean bag in the hole on a board, successfully toss a yard-golf ball and sink a basketball at different stops.