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It's Time to Get Grumpy

It'll be OK to get grumpy in Wabasha this weekend. Well... not really, but the city will be hosting its annual Grumpy Men Festival.

The event is based on the movie "Grumpy Old Men" which is based on life in Wabahsa. We're told the screen writer based the movie on his grandfather who was born and bred in Wabasha.

When the festival started 19 years ago, it had lots to do with the movie, but officials from the Wabasha-Kellogg Area Chamber of Commerce say these days it's more about celebrating winter.

     "Ya know, (it) gets to be a little long. it gets to be drawn out and everything and so having people come here in the winter and hey... we do have a ski hill, we can ice fish, we can do this. We can still have fun in the snow, " says Veronica Hemmingsen.

You can get more information on the Grumpy Men Festival here: http://www.wabashamn.org/publications/ipaper/show_category/56


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