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WNBA champs return to Minnesota

The Minnesota Lynx -- the state's first professional championship team in 20 years -- is back home after conquering Atlanta. Festivities are scheduled for Tuesday with a parade down Nicollet Mall at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon rally at Target Center.
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The Minnesota Lynx -- the state's first professional championship team in 20 years -- is back home after conquering Atlanta. Festivities are scheduled for Tuesday with a parade down Nicollet Mall at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon rally at Target Center.

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