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Chicago and St. Paul mayors bet on hockey series

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  • If the Blackhawks lose their series with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sending St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman a six-pack of Half Acre Daisy Cutter beer, a barrel of Garrett's Popcorn, and some Chicago-style hot Giardiniera.

      If the Blackhawks lose their series with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sending St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman a six-pack of Half Acre Daisy Cutter beer, a barrel of Garrett's Popcorn, and some Chicago-style hot Giardiniera.
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A Blackhawks playoff series win over the Minnesota Wild will put them closer to a second straight Stanley Cup, and Chicago's mayor in possession of a 25-pound salted nut roll.

That's because Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a bet with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on the outcome of the NHL playoff series that begins on Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

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If the Blackhawks win, Coleman sends Emanuel a Pearson's salted nut roll and a six-pack of Summit Beer from St. Paul. And if the Wild wins, Emanuel will be sending Coleman a six-pack of Half Acre Daisy Cutter beer, a barrel of Garrett's Popcorn, and some Chicago-style hot giardiniera. For those who don't know, giardiniera is a relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil.

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