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Blaine
Spring Into Summer With Basset Buddies Rescue
April 25, 2008
11 am - 4 pm
Stone Mountain Pet Lodge
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone:763.792.8929
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Comments:Games, Food, Education, Auctions, Drawings, Demonstrations and More! Off leash play areas inside and outside. All well socialized dogs are welcome. $10 entrance fee per family. Have fun and help the basset hounds!



Blaine
Mid Summer Dog and Family Fest at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge
August 8, 2009
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Minnesota
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone:763-792-8929
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Comments:Families in search of a dog may want to visit Stone Mountain Pet Lodge Saturday, August 8. The upscale pet kennel and doggy daycare provider is hosting a ¬?Mid Summer Dog and Family Fest¬? at its facilities at 9935 Radisson Road N.E., in Blaine.Activities run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and will feature pet rescue organizations and pet suppliers from around the Twin Cities area. A $10 all-inclusive per-person event pass includes pony rides, a moon walk, 4 x 6-inch family and pet photo, face painting, canine massages, paw painting and food.Stage events including a grooming demonstration, a dog food-tasting contest, a pet costume contest and a pet/owner look-alike contest. For more information, contact Stone Mountain Pet Lodge at 763-792-8929. Stone Mountain Pet Lodge was named ¬?Best Pet Lodge 2008¬? by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine.



Bloomington
DOBE O RAMA
February 4, 2006
10am - 4pm
8127 Pleasant Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Phone:
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Comments:A Non-profit event with proceeds going to Mn Doberman Resuce to help needy Dobes find good homes.
There will be games, a pet psychic, a silent auction, a pet photographer and much more.
Manerly Doberman are welcome, please leave all other pets at home.
See you there!




Brooklyn Park
TTouch & Animal Communication Workshop
November 14, 2010
1pm
8816 West River Road
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Phone:(763) 503-4797
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Comments:Get ready for a Dog Gone good time! Please join us for an afternoon of Tellington TTouch & Animal Communication.November 14th, 2010 1pm ~ 5pmIzaak Walton League8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN$40 for each attendee with dogPresented by Lisa Sellman & Kim Hess.Preregistration Required ~ To Register, email Lisa@alohapetcare.us or call (763) 503-4797Please bring a blanket or mat for your dog. Snacks & beverages will be provided for both dogs and humans.Tellington TTouch is a gentle training method that engages the intelligence of animals and the compassionate heart of humans to harmoniously develop a relationship of mutual respect and understanding. Lisa is one of 1100 practitioners in the world.Kim Hess is honored to be given the opportunity to telepathicly communicate with your dogs and assist you with any questions you may have. Please have specific questions ready for Kim.We look forward to helping you and your dog!




Burnsville
Wrinkle Social Time
March 5, 2006
1:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone:
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Comments:A group of people who are owned by bulldogs (sometimes called British Bulldogs or English Bulldogs) have decided to periodically get together to enjoy each the company of each other and their dogs. Please see the web site for additional information.
1800 Co Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN is the physical address of Pet Supplies Plus



Burnsville
Cupid's & Canintes
February 14, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
14305 Ewing Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone:952-736-9919
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Comments:On Valentine?s Day, Feb. 14, Camp Bow Wow Burnsville will host Cupids & Canines, a national adoption event to help people and pups looking to make a love match. The event, which is open to the public, will also raise awareness and funds for important canine causes. Adoptable dogs from Homeward Bound Dog Rescue will attend the event in hopes of finding their forever homes and putting a cute face on the good work done by the organization. Additionally, this year, all Camp Bow Wow locations will also raise funds for The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation Inc.



Burnsville
just a taste
April 18, 2009
9-2 p.m.

Burnsville, MN
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Comments:What To do With That Dog! Visit our booths and learn maore about puppy socialization, neo-natal stimulation, obedience, obedience rally drafting agility, rally, grooming and more. Watch and participate in demos on recall, have those paws groomed, discover the mystery of what conformation judges are looking at and more. Entry fee $10, which includes lunch. Sponsored by the Bernese Mtn. Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities, all breeds welcome on lead.Event specifics: Tails Up Dog Training, 1116 E Hwy. 13, Burnsville, MN. April 18, 9-2 p.m. For more information please visit http://www.twincitiesbmd.org/events.php



Chanhassen
Minnesota Iron Dog Triathlon
September 9, 2006
9 am
Lake MInnewashta Regional Park, Highway 41
Chanhassen, MN 55367
Phone:952-353-2122
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Comments:This is a non-competetive fun event for all dogs to particopate in with the people who love them. It is a fundraiser for Top Dog Foundation. The event consists of three legs- an 80 yard doggie splash, a fun-filled obstacle course, and a 100 yard "doggie dash or stroll", whichever is preferred. Everyone is a winner! This team event is designed to celebrate the bond between dogs and their people!




Grand Marais
Girlfriend's Getaway With Your Dog at Gunflint Lake
September 16, 2008
3pm
Organized by Lisa Sellman of Aloha Pet Care & Dog Training
Grand Marais, MN 55430
Phone:763-503-4797
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Comments:Come and join us along with other women for an amazing adventure in the North Woods of Minnesota at Girlfriend's Getaway at Gunflint Lake on September 16-19, 2010, which is the peak of the fall colors. Our adventure will be at the beautiful Gunflint Lodge. It will be hosted by Lisa Sellman, who is a TTouch practitioner with animals and, Rev. Jean Schuster who will be giving workshops on making a Spiritual Will and facilitating meditations. If you choose to bring your friendly dog, they are very welcome to join us and allowed to share your accommodations. Activities include: Naturalist Lead Hikes, Guided Canoe Trip to a Waterfall where we will have a shore lunch of fresh Walleye and the fixin's, Guided Meditations, a TTouch workshop for those that bring their dog along and, spinning yarns of the history of the Gunflint area, Northwood?s Story Teller Sue Kerfoot, who lives and runs the Gunflint Lodge with her husband Bruce for the past 42 years. Price for this fabulous package is $399 which includes all meals, beautiful accommodations at the lodge, and activities. Tax, gratuities and alcoholic beverages are not included. Gunflint Lodge is located 45 miles Northwest of Grand Marais. To register, call Gunflint Lodge at 1-800-328-3325. You can also visit their website at www.gunflint.com for information on the accommodations and other activities at Gunflint. Although our deadline for registration is August 1st, we are asking you to register early, so we can be assured of an adequate number of participants to accomplish our commitment to the program. This retreat will be for 30 women. Please invite any other women friends that would embrace this experience. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at 763-503-4797 or Jean at 763-566-9610. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Lodge.




Minneapolis
A Luck of the Irish Yappy Hour
March 14, 2007
7-9:30 PM

Minneapolis, MN
Phone:
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Comments:Join us for an early Spring celebration of people, dogs, and Irish culture. Bring your pooch to A luck of the Irish Yappy Hour. The fun includes Appetize



Minneapolis
Howling Harvest Festival- A dog friendly social event!
October 6, 2007
4;30-7pm
501 Cedar AveS
Minneapolis, MN
Phone:
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Comments:Join us with your friendly pooch to celebrate dogs, people & the Fall Season!
*Dinner *Drinks *Contests/Prizes *Raffle to benefit local charity *Favor Bag with treats for you and your pooch!



Minneapolis
Dog Days at the Dome
March 4, 2008
6 pm until 8 pm
Metrdome Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Phone:651.238.2651
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Minneapolis
Kelly Stone
October 23, 2008
11AM - 4PM
7876 Portland AvenueSouth
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Phone:952-881-2425
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Comments:Calling all dogs!Bring your people down to the Wag-O-Ween Party October 23All Costumed Families with Their Costumed Pets will Receive a FREE $5.00 Gift Card!(All pets must be on leashes during the party please!) Free Professional Photographer for Furry Family Fotos.Hot Cider, Treats, Dog Biscuits, Games & Prizes for the Whole Family!5% of All Proceeds Donated to the MARS**Midwest Animal Rescue & ServicesDo not let your people miss out on the fun. You can have them get more de-"tails" - call 952-881-2425.



Minneapolis
MN Disc Dog demonstration
February 21, 2009
10am (3 shows per day)
1301 Second Avenue South (Minneapolis Convention Center)
Minneapolis, MN
Phone:
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Comments:In addition to the MN Disc Dog Club demo, there will be many more events including dock diving dogs, freestyle dancing with dogs & many vendors.



Minneapolis
Doggy Halloween Bash
October 30, 2010
11:30am - 1:30pm
www.rovernightnetwork.com
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone:952-583-8000
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Comments:COSTUME CONTESTS {dogs, kids & adults}LUNCH {pizza, snacks & soda}TREATS {for tricks}INDOOR PLAY {small & larger dog areas}RAFFLE {to benefit K9 Rescue & Rehoming}FUN FOR ALL {members & non-members welcome}RSVP {space is limited so RSVP today at www.tinyurl.com/rnoct30 }



Minneapolis
Dog Days of Whittier
February 19, 2012
1 - 3 PM
Washburn Fair Oaks Park
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone:612-871-7756
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Comments:Calling all dog owners, dog lovers, and even those of you without dogs! The Dog Days of Whittier event is back for its 8th year of casual, wintertime fun in Washburn Fair Oaks Park! Join us Sunday, December 19th between 1 and 3?you?ll meet others in the neighborhood, their pooches, and be entered for a chance to win some great prizes. Details for the event are yet to come, but the bonfire with s?mores and a hot beverage are guaranteed!



Moorhead
Bond with Your Buddy Day
May 19, 2012
1pm - 3pm
MB Johnson Park, 3601 11th St. N
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone:
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Comments:Event details: There will be socializing with your buddy, silent auction, raffle, scavenger hunt for pets, pet treat booth, information areas.Purpose: We will have a fun filled afternoon bonding with our furry friends to raise money and awareness for the Fargo Moorhead Humane Society. Our pets give us so much, lets do our part to help those who are still waiting for their ?forever family?.How to participate: All pets must be on leash and under owners control to ensure the fun and safety of everyone.Admission fee: Free will donations for participation. All proceeds will be benefiting the FM Humane Society.Hosted by: The Moorhead High School Service Learning Class.



Plymouth
Minnesota Boxer Walk 2nd Annual
September 27, 2008

Clifton E. French Regional Park (Moraine Shelter)
Plymouth, MN 55316
Phone:763.647.3037
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Comments:Join us at the 2nd Annual Minnesota Boxer Walk. Lots of fun events, speakers, rescue parade and silent auction.




Rockville
Holiday with the Shelter Dogs
December 22, 2011
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Montgomery County Humane Society 14645 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MN 20850
Phone:240.773.5967
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Comments:The Volunteers at the Montgomery County Humane Society are hosting "Holiday with the Shelter Dogs" on Thursday, December 22, 2011!This special event includes volunteers:- Passing out a NEW warm blanket to each dog- Handing out bones to each dog- Providing each dog with a new toy- Walking all the dogs 3 or more times- Cleaning cages throughout the entire dayIf you would like to help us out and change the life of a shelter dog, especially for the holidays, we are accepting donations NLT December 21, 2011 to include blankets, bones (not rawhide), toys and anything else on the "wish list" located on the MCHS website. (www.mchumane.org)Please drop off your donations at any of the following locations:- Animal Shelter (14645 Rothgeb Drive Rockville, MD 20850)- ?Unleashed? pet store (3134 Olney Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832)- ?Unleashed? pet store (18306 Contour Road, Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg, MD 20877- ?Unleashed? pet store (13685 Connecticut Ave. Aspen Hill, MD 20906)




Roseville
Dog Photos with the Easter Bunny at Rosedale!
April 6, 2009
5pm-8pm

Roseville, MN
Phone:651.636.4164
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Comments:Easter Bunny set is located lower level JCPenney Court Phone: 651.636.4164 2009 Bunny Events! PET PHOTO NIGHT IS MONDAY-APRIL 6TH FROM 5PM-8PM! All pets welcomed! http://mallimages.mallfinder.com/images/JonesLang/mall-Rosedale/mimages/RosedaleEasterBunny2009a.pdf




Shakopee
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
August 22, 2009
9:00 a.m .- 7:00 p.m.

Shakopee, MN
Phone:1-800-966-8215
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Comments:The 39th season of this Minnesota tradition begins Aug. 22, and runs weekends and Labor Day through Oct. 4, including Festival Friday, Oct. 2. The authentic 16th century village is filled with hundreds of costumed characters such as peasants, nobles and royal courtiers. The festival marketplace features 275 artisans who display and sell their hand-crafted treasures. Each weekend will take on a unique theme with special games, events and attractions, including belly dancing lessons during the Mid-East Experience, free beer tasting at the Royal Ale Festival, Pet Fest, the World Amateur Heavy Games Championship Competition during Highland Fling and more. The festival is filled with special highlights for children of all ages. Young visitors may become knights in an official Knighting Ceremony, create a craft to take home, or see both familiar and unusual animals at the petting zoo.



Shakopee
5th Annual Pet Fest at Minnesota Renaissance Festival
August 27, 2011
August 27 & 28, 9am- 7pm
7 miles South of Shakopee, MN on Hwy 169
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:
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Comments:The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is proud to present its 5th Annual Pet Fest! Bring your furry companion and learn about pet nutrition, grooming, training, and new products. See the talented Twin Cities Disc Dog Club show off their skills in disc shows throughout the day. All this entertainment and more are sure to please all animal lovers. Dont forget about our Pet Costume Contest each day!



Shakopee
5th Annual Pet Fest at Minnesota Renaissance Festival
August 27, 2011
August 27 & 28, 9am- 7pm
7 miles South of Shakopee, MN on Hwy 169
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:
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Comments:The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is proud to present its 5th Annual Pet Fest! Bring your furry companion and learn about pet nutrition, grooming, training, and new products. See the talented Twin Cities Disc Dog Club show off their skills in disc shows throughout the day. All this entertainment and more are sure to please all animal lovers. Dont forget about our Pet Costume Contest each day!



South Saint Paul
Whisker Whirl
May 20, 2006

Fleming Field, Minnesota Wing Commemorative Air Force Base
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Phone:Karen Beaulieu at 651-730-6008 ext.19
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Comments:Whisker Whirl

An Exciting NEW HSCA Event

Dance with your date AND your dog! All while helping homeless animals in your community.

Join us for an exciting evening of fine dining, dancing and silent and live auctions, as we kick up our heels at an all NEW HSCA event. This is your chance to bring your well behaved pet to a Black Tie Benefit!

Whisker Whirl will be held:

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Minnesota Wing Commemorative Air Force Base

Fleming Field, South Saint Paul, Minnesota

Check back soon for further details regarding this event. If you have questions, please contact Karen Beaulieu at 651-730-6008 ext.19 or kbeaulieu@hsca.net





St. Cloud
Reactive Dogs with Brenda Aloff
May 19, 2007
9am-5pm Two Days

St. Cloud, MN
Phone:
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Comments:Brenda Aloff is a nationally known speaker who uses positive training techniques to resocialize aggressive, fearful, and anxious canines. She has written several books on aggression, body language, and positive reinforcement, and is certifed through NADOI and IAABC. The proceeds of this event benefit the local Humane Society. Further, CE credits will be offered through CCPDT, IAABC, MBVM, and MAVT for those whom it is applicable. If you have questions email loveyourcanine@yahoo.com and if you would like an auditor registration form go to www.odiesobedience.com homepage and click on the seminar link.




St. Louis Park
Meet n Greet/Smell
March 11, 2006
Noon
St. Louis Park Official dog walking trail
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone:952-484-0978
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Comments:I have organized a small dog meet and greet/smell event. Its the first time the group is getting together. Its a short walk up to a leash required park (up to you if you want to let your dog off the leash.) This event is for Small dogs only. Its a way for people to introduce/socialize their small dogs. I have created a website www.smalldogs.bravehost.com for further info. Please sign the mailing list/email me if you plan on attending. This will be postponed if there is rain.




St. Paul
Paws on Grand
August 2, 2009
10-5
792 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone:651.222.0313
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Comments:Paws on grand is a GABA sponsored event for pets and their owners to shop grand ave together. Many of the independent owners hold discounted events while donating a portion of their sales to the local non profit humane society. This year DMMB will have a Pet To Owner Pucker Up contest looking for the longest, slobbery kiss. The entry fee of $5 will be donated to the humane society and a great prize to the winner.Also for a store purchase of $50 or more, a professional photographer will provide FREE sitting on site and a FREE 4X6, additional packages will be available.



St. Paul
Pet A Palooza
June 30, 2012
10am - 5pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN 55108-3109
Phone:612-327-6154
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Comments:CBS Radio is pleased to bring you Pet-a-Palooza presented by The Urban Dog and brought to you by University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center! Pet-a-Palooza is a gift to you¬?the pet owner, to celebrate our love affair with pets. It¬?s free to attend, free parking. Enjoy Live Music, Pet Entertainment, Kids Area, Exhibitors, and more! Visit the many pet adoption and rescue organizations and start the process of adopting a new pet for your family.



Virginia
3rd Annual Working Certificate Event
August 8, 2009
8:45 AM Start
Ben Niemi Training Grounds, 5029 Hwy 7
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone:218-865-6680
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Comments:This retrieving event will offer 3 tests: WC, WCI and WCX or Working Certificate, Intermediate and Excellent and be run under the rules of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever club. Open to all breeds. Qualifying dogs receive a rosette and certificate from MIRRC. Only Tollers and Labs will qualify for breed club titles. Tolling will only be required of Tollers. Entry forms available online at www.mirrc.org. Entries by mail to arrive by close at 4 PM July 31, 2009.




Wayzata
Wayzata Woofstock 2012
June 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
163 W. Wayzata Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone:952-473-3200
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Comments:Wayzata Woofstock 2012 is a Bone-a-Fit for Top Dpg Foundation. Top Dog matches senior dogs with senior citizens. Wayzata Woofstock includes a Dog Parade, Dog Contests, and Dog Games with ribbions and prizes. Wayzata Woofstock will also have the Come, Sit, Stay Cafe, a Doggie Spa, Pet Photographer, Pet Communicator, Pet Blessings, a Veterinarian doing micro-chipping and vaccinations, vendors and much more! It a fun-filled for dogs and their families! Entertainment is by the Teddy Bear Band Goes to the Dogs and Sons of the Beach. For more information and to register your dog, please visit our website at www.WoofstockWayzata.com.



Wayzata
Wayzata Woofstock 2013
June 22, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
163 W. Wayzata Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone:952-473-3200
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Comments:Calling all dogs ? their owners, their friends, and everyone who loves dogs!! You won?t want to miss our third annual Wayzata Woofstock!! Our charity is Top Dog Foundation, whose mission is to provide a loving and permanent home to senior dogs that are considered ?un-adoptable due to age and health. Wayzata Woofstock features a Doggie Spa, Pet Physic and Pet Photographer, plus many other vendors. Our Veterinarian will be back doing micro-chipping and we even have a Pet Chiropractor. A full day of events has been planned including our Pet Parade, Pet Contests and Pet Games. This year our entertainment is CODA ? an amazing saxophone and keyboard duo that plays everything from Pop, Blues, and Jazz to your favorite standards. Invite your friends and family, and of course, all the dogs you know to have ?Howling? good time at Wayzata Woofstock 2013!!



Wayzata
Wayzata Woofstock
September 14, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
163 Wayzata Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone:952-473-3200
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Comments:WAYZATA WOOFSTOCK 2013Calling all dogs ? their owners, their friends, and everyone who loves dogs!! You won?t want to miss our third annual Wayzata Woofstock on Saturday, September 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m!! Our charity is Top Dog Foundation, whose mission is to provide a loving and permanent home to senior dogs that are considered ?un-adoptable due to age and health. A full day of events has been planned including our Pet Parade, Pet Contests and Pet Games. Be sure to visit our many vendors and grab a bit to eat at the Come, Sit Stay Caf?. This year our entertainment is CODA ? an amazing saxophone and keyboard duo that plays everything from Pop, Blues, and Jazz to your favorite standards. Invite your friends and family, and of course, all the dogs you know to have ?Howling? good time at Wayzata Woofstock 2013!! Visit us on our website: www.woofstockwayzata.com for more information and to register, or call 952-473-3200.







 

 


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