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Minn. man finalist in national 'hot dad' contest

A Shakopee father was on the "Today" show as one of the final four in a "hottest dad" competition sponsored by iVillage, but he lost to an Ohio man.
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A 37-year-old Shakopee, Minn., man was one of four finalists in a national "Hottest Dad" contest sponsored by iVillage -- but he lost to an Ohio father, the Prior Lake American says.

Here's more about the contest on the iVillage website.

Marc Patefield, who has a son in first grade and teen step-daughter, was in New York City for Tuesday's taping of the "Today" show for the announcement of the winner. Here's MSNBC's story.

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