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Downtown Minneapolis, behind a massive scoreboard, can be seen from a television camera platform in the Gophers' stadium east end zone. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Back outdoors: Minnesota football enters new era

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Tow-Arnett knows Sept. 12 will be a special day.

That is when the Redwood Falls, Minn., native and his teammates first run into the new University of Minnesota football stadium to play a game.


The 6-foot-2, 247-pound senior tight end knows the TCF Bank Stadium will offer a different feel than he has experienced down the street in the Metrodome.

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