MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of fast-talking auctioneers from Minnesota and surrounding states are competing for the chance to be known as the best bid-caller in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The Minnesota State Bid-Calling Championship contest is being held Thursday night as part of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association’s convention.

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Organizers estimate more than 30 contestants will vie for the title. The competition is open to the public.

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The winner will represent Minnesota auctioneers at a national convention in July.

The convention starts Thursday and runs through Saturday in Minneapolis.

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