MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — America’s favorite word puzzle game show is looking for Minnesota contestants. “Wheel of Fortune” talent scouts invited “promising candidates” to a second audition in St. Paul Wednesday morning.

The potential contestants were called back after tryouts last June.

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A miniature wheel was on hand, and several puzzles were presented to be solved. Those mock games were then followed up with interviews.

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Needless to say, there was a lot of excitement from Minnesota fans.

“I’ve watched for so many years,” Pamela Tandberg said. “To have an opportunity just to play — I don’t even care if I win, just to play!”

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Contestants chosen from this round will go to Los Angeles to do their best with the real “Wheel of Fortune.”