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A bevy of border battles brewing

Football, hockey ... college, pro ... Minnesota and Wisconsin. In four contests over four days the Border Battle rages.
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Football, hockey ... college, pro ... Minnesota and Wisconsin. In four contests over four days the Border Battle rages.

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