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Metrodome repairs to begin today


Repairs to the roof of the Metrodome, normally the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, will begin today — appropriately enough, in a drizzle.

The repairs should take the rest of the spring and a chunk of the summer, as three large panels will be replaced before the roof is reinflated. Then comes the cleanup of the field.

The Metrodome, once the home of the Minnesota Twins, plays host to hundreds of college and high-school baseball games each season. This season the Gophers will play most of its games at Target Field.

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