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Donations drop for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Minnesota

Last year, more than 42,000 individuals signed up for the 5k walk or run event., but race officials tell KARE 11 registration is down about 12 percent so far this year.
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Last year, more than 42,000 individuals signed up for the 5k walk or run event., but race officials tell KARE 11 registration is down about 12 percent so far this year.

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