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Metrodome dirt to be trucked to Blaine

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A massive amount of dirt will be hauled from the Metrodome site as construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium moves ahead.

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Crews will soon begin to truck more than 300,000 cubic yards of dirt from the Minneapolis site. That's enough dirt to fill more than 100 Olympic-size swimming pools.

KSTP-TV says all that dirt will wind up at a 33-acre site in Blaine. Allina Health owns the property and bought the dirt for $500,000. It will be used for future development of the site.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 

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