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DULUTH - The competition is heating up between Vikings and Packers fans across the Twin Ports as Saturday's football game gets closer.
The rivalry is no different between Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen.
The two are going head-to-head with game plans they say will keep their team's Super Bowl hopes alive.
"What we need to do is make sure that the receivers are covered and Mr. Peterson, Adrian Peterson, stumbles a little bit," Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen said. "Ponder will have just like his wedding, there will be no reception."
"Let me put it this way, Adrian Peterson has averaged over 200 yards against the Packers the last two games," Duluth Mayor Don Ness said. "So if they have some plan to slow him down, they haven't showed it yet and I don't think it's going to happen on Saturday."
Even U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have teamed up against Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin.
They have promised a case of local craft beer from their state if they lose.
Twin Ports mayors are keeping their wagers local, too.
"If the Vikings win, which hopefully they won't, he better come hungry because we're going to have an Anchor burger," Hagen said, "and a Wisconsin cheese basket so he can share with his family."
"We'll give him a Epicurean cutting board so he can cut his Wisconsin cheeses," Ness said. "We'll put a little Vikings logo on it."
Mayor Ness says he will also bring Mayor Hagen to the Canal Park Brewery.
Still, both are confident it that it will not be them picking up any tabs.
The mayoral competition is fierce, but un–sportsman like conduct is not a part of this battle.
"We're all friends and we all like the competition," Hagen said.
"Because we're so close and over the bridge makes the rivalry all the more fun," Ness said.