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Minnesota man competes for a trip to space

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ARDEN MILLS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Johnson's Christmas present could be literally out of this world.

If things go his way this holiday season, the principal software developer for Medtronic will win a trip into space.


The Arden Hills father of three is one of 15 across the world in the running for the out-of-this-world prize. He started as one of nearly 6,000.

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