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Ruttger's Oktoberfest

Katrina Villella (center) dances through the crowd to polka music with the Narren of New Ulm during Oktoberfest at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The Narren are characters following a German tradition that wear wooden masks and costumes.

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Katrina Villella (center) dances through the crowd to polka music with the Narren of New Ulm during Oktoberfest at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The Narren are characters following a German tradition that wear wooden masks and costumes.

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