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Kaler will kick off the week touring the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses Monday. He'll then throw out the first pitch at the Twins game later in the week before the officials ceremony on Thursday.
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Kaler will kick off the week touring the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses Monday. He'll then throw out the first pitch at the Twins game later in the week before the officials ceremony on Thursday.

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