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State frowns on city's plan to move Runestone replica

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Moving the granite replica of the Kensington Runestone from its long-held spot near Highway 27 is proving to be a monumental task.

It's something the city council has wanted to do for years, especially when the highway was reconfigured, which made it more difficult to get to the monument.

City leaders want to move the replica - which is 12 times larger than the original stone - to a safer, more accessible spot next to the Big Ole Viking statue on North Broadway.

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