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The annual Oktoberfest celebration at the Martin Luther Campus in Bloomington featured a Scandinavian influence. In addition to traditional German fare, the Sept. 26 dinner featured an appearance by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders, Rich and the Resistors -- the Minnesota Vikings house band -- and Bloomington Police Officer Dennis Koosmann, who introduced his K-9 “Blue” to guests at the dinner. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)

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Keyboardist Greg Anderson of Bloomington entertains the crowd gathered outside in the beer garden. Rich and the Resistors provided the German sound, even when playing the Minnesota Twins theme song. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)

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Bass guitarist Richard Erickson of Richfield entertains the crowd. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)

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Donations collected during the meal raised $900, which will be given to Meals on Wheels and the police department’s K-9 unit. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)

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