Shot and Edited By: Photojournalist Blake Melin
If you can't stomach the sight of a Coney Hot Dog eating contest, this may not be the story for you.
On Thursday afternoon, the fourth annual Coney Hot Dog eating contest had competitors chowing down in Duluth.
The contest itself helps raise funds for charities throughout the Twin Ports area.
"This is our 4th annual Coney eating contest and we raise funds for local charities in the area. We've got eight different charities that we're raising funds for today. Our goal was to reach $20,000," said Krech Ojard & Associates Director Jim Korthals.
This year, participants achieved that goal, and raised more than $20,000.