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Bill allowing beer to be sold at TCF Bank stadium signed into law

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the measure Friday to let the University move forward with a plan to offer Gopher football fans alcoholic beverages this fall. U of M officials have supported the agreement.
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Gov. Mark Dayton signed the measure Friday to let the University move forward with a plan to offer Gopher football fans alcoholic beverages this fall. U of M officials have supported the agreement.

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