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Approved: Twins ballpark design set

Approved: Twins ballpark design set

Hennepin County commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday without discussion to approve the design for the new downtown Minnesota Twins ballpark.

Longtime stadium opponent Penny Steele cast the only opposing vote.

Plans for the $390 million, 40,000-seat stadium now move to the Minneapolis Planning Commission and the City Council.

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Construction has already started and the ballpark is expected to open in 2010.

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