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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY

Minnesota health officials are urging residents to check their homes for radon. The request is being made because many people are spending more time at home due to the pandemic. Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that comes with health risks such as lung cancer. For information on buying a low-cost radon testing kit online, contact the Minnesota Department of Health’s Indoor Air Unit.
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The Minneapolis parking lot made popular by late music superstar Prince will be converted into a high-rise office building. The property was sold to Houston-based Hines for eight-point-four million dollars. Prince posed in front of the parking lot’s famous musical score in 1977.
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The Vikings are looking for a new special teams coordinator. The team decided to let Marwan Maalouf’s contract expire and now is seeking a replacement. The Vikings’ special teams were last in the NFL in punt returns, 16th in kickoff returns, and last in field goal percentage.
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More Minnesota restaurants are being punished for violating Governor Tim Walz’ coronavirus orders. The Minnesota Department of Health says Patrick McGovern’s Pub in Saint Paul and Norm’s Wayside in Buffalo have both lost their food license’s for 60 days. The department of health says both restaurants were serving people indoors.