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The inside of the Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team, is shown two minutes into the inflation of the new roof Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Minneapolis. The original roof collapsed last December after a snowstorm dumped 17 inches of snow. The grey panels which are hanging are acoustic bats. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Metrodome has risen again.

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Stadium officials and construction workers inflated the Teflon-coated fiberglass ceiling of the iconic stadium Tuesday morning. The work was considered a test, but no problems cropped up so the roof will stay up while the finishing touches are put on a rebuilding project that began in March.


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