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Minnesotans can expect a new Kris Lindahl billboard

Photo courtesy Kris Lindahl/Twitter

If you were sick of seeing Kris Lindahl's outstretched arms on billboards, some relief is coming.

Driving the news: Lindahl, head of Kris Lindahl Real Estate, is switching out the roughly 600 billboards in Minnesota and western Wisconsin with those arms, replacing them with a new design of his image in caricature form.

18 hours ago - Axios Twin Cities

Positive signs for 2021's Minnesota State Fair

Photo: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Minnesota General Manager Jerry Hammer isn't ready to say the Great Minnesota Get-Together is on for 2021, but he's encouraged by the vaccine rollout and recent herd immunity projections.

The state of play: "Looking at what we know today and looking at trends and where we're headed, some sort of outdoor event is certainly an expectation," Hammer told Axios.

18 hours ago - Axios Twin Cities

Minnesota teens aren't quitting vaping

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Minnesota teens continue to vape at concerning rates, despite a federal law raising the tobacco sales age to 21.

By the numbers: One in five high schoolers used an e-cigarette in 2020, according to the latest Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey.

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