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New cycling stamps unveiled in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined postal officials downtown on Thursday to introduce four postage stamps that celebrate one of Minnesota's favorite hobbies: cycling.
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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined postal officials downtown on Thursday to introduce four postage stamps that celebrate one of Minnesota's favorite hobbies: cycling.

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