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Lease Signed, Twins Here For 2 More
30-day Process To Find Local Investors Starts

MINNEAPOIS, August 14, 1998 -- This time it's really official: the Twins are staying in Minnesota at least through the 2000 season.

According to The Associated Press, the Twins and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission announced they've agreed on a two-year lease extension at the Metrodome.

A tentative agreement was reached July 24, and attorneys have been hammering out the details since then.

Commission executive director Bill Lester told the wire service the extension doesn't solve the long-term problem, but it does provide a chance to keep baseball in Minnesota.

Under the agreement, Twins owner Carl Pohlad and his family have agreed to seek investors who are committed to keep the team in Minnesota, writes the wire service. Pohlad is asking interested investors to submit bids by Sept. 14.