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Health officials say cancer rate in Fridley 'not unusual'

The Health Department revised its figures on cancer rates in the Twin Cities suburb and says any variation from the norm is likely due to smoking.
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The Health Department revised its figures on cancer rates in the Twin Cities suburb and says any variation from the norm is likely due to smoking.

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