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Stan Strieff bakes pizzas in one of the two brick ovens at Zwingli United Church in Berne, Minnesota. People began ordering at 4:30 p.m. to beat the massive crowds that wait in line for hours to order and get their pizza.

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By Sandy Hadler, contributor

BERNE, Minn. — Berne is the place to be Wednesday evenings.

At 5 p.m., the grassy green grounds around the Zwingli United Church of Christ are filled with hundreds of people of all ages. Some have already ordered and eaten pizza and are listening to music by the time the vast majority of people arrive around 5:30. Others bring their own food, wine, tablecloths and even candles.


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