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Gingrich, Santorum, Paul converge on Minnesota on eve of caucuses

Rick Santorum will visit Rochester on Monday morning, Ron Paul will rally in St. Cloud, and Newt Gingrich will appear Monday evening in Bloomington. MPR has details on the campaign events. The International Business Times takes a look at what is shaping up to be a volatile and competitive race here in Minnesota, and the Associated Press says Minnesota's conservatives are veering hard right, which could be a bad sign for Romney.
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The Republican presidential hopefuls are making a last-minute blitz on Minnesota on the eve of the state caucuses on Tuesday.

Rick Santorum is in Rochester on Monday morning, Ron Paul is rallying in St. Cloud, and Newt Gingrich is set to appear Monday evening in Bloomington. Minnesota Public Radio has details on those events.

Mitt Romney's team is also staging a rally at its Edina headquarters on Monday, though the contender himself won't be attending, according to the Star Tribune. The paper says he's off to Colorado, where polls show him doing better.

The race in Minnesota "is so evenly poised that any one of the four hopefuls can win the state," reports the International Business Times.

Minnesota Republicans are now "among the most conservative party activists in the country," a former GOP leader tells the Associated Press. And that swing could spell trouble for Romney. The news service says conservatives in Minnesota appear to be leaning more toward Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

If you're interested in participating in the caucuses, or just want to learn more about the process, check out MPR's handy guide here.

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