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More Twin Cities businesses are offering tours -- on Google. The Pioneer Press reports the new indoor Google Maps Business Photos service is growing to include interactive tours of restaurants and businesses in Minnesota.

Internet users can even explore the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis.

The newspaper says the search-engine giant has been posting the online tours of Twin Cities businesses for the past few years.

Google says more than 100,000 businesses around the world now use the virtual tours -- which are much like the well-known Google Maps Street View service.

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