US Senator Al Franken hosted his 3rd annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition on Wednesday. The winner was the hotdish of Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz, whose “Hermann the German Hotdish” included brats, Schell’s Beer, cheese and tater tots. Walz also brought a Hermann the German Bobblehead. Franken started the friendly competition in 2011 as a way to bring the delegation together to put partisanship aside and celebrate a Minnesota culinary tradition. The recipes of all the entries can be found on the Senator’s website at www.franken.senate.gov.