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Kowalski's Woodbury employee takes 3rd in bagging contest

Grace Chandler (right), an employee at the Woodbury Kowalski’s Market, poses with Minnesota Grocers Association President Jamie Pfuhl. Chandler took third in MGA’s annual Best Bagger Contest held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Mall of America. Submitted photo

Kowalski's Market Woodbury employee Grace Chandler placed third at the Minnesota Grocers Association 2018 Best Bagger Contest held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Mall of America.

Chandler competed against eight other baggers from across Minnesota. She was awarded a trophy and cash prize, according to a news release. First place in the competition was awarded to Tyler Haselkamp of Coborn's in Clearwater and Robert Hoss of Chris' Food Center in Sandstone took second.

Contestants were judged on speed, style, attitude, proper bag building technique and weight distribution between the bags.

MGA has held the Best Bagger Contest for 30 years.

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