The Outpost Center

Choose the crisp, manicured green space ceremony option with traditional, white garden chairs or select our rustic, natural ceremony option held in a mowed field with wooden ceremony arbor, surrounded by natural tall grasses and wildflowers just beyond the timber shed.

After your ceremony, enjoy moving freely about the outdoor space. Enjoy your social hour in the outdoor kitchen patio area. Your guests will enjoy the picturesque farm scenery as they are entertained while playing lawn games.

The Outpost Center building houses the interior reception space that has a charming, warm, barn atmosphere with seating up to 299. The interior reception area is climate controlled, and available for weddings, receptions and other celebrations year round. The interior of the building has 3 restrooms, a bridal ready lounge in the loft space, a room for the groomsmen and a kitchen for your licensed caterer. Your rental includes tables and white garden chairs.

 

VENUE DIRECTORY INFORMATION


CAPACITY
299

RENTAL FEE
$2,425 – $7,155 depending on day/guest count
(ministries may be free will offering)

FOOD + BEV MINIMUM
none

CATERING POLICY
client provides

LIQUOR POLICY
client provides

CEREMONY VENUE
yes

OUTDOOR VENUE
yes

REHEARSAL DINNER
yes

CHANGING AREAS
yes

ON-SITE PARKING
yes

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS
yes

 

 

51 thoughts on “The Outpost Center

  • Hannah C

    10, November,2021 3 weeks ago

    Dream Wedding

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Outpost Center! Our summer wedding was an absolute dream. Mark and Jacq helped make our wedding literally stressless. We had a beautiful outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. I was at ease knowing that our weather backup plan would be to hold the ceremony indoors. One of the things that we most appreciated about The Outpost Center is the flexibility with catering/beverages. My husband is from Brazil and it was very important to us to bring in Brazilian treats and drinks. The Outpost Center allowed us to make this possible, and the guests loved it! We also received many compliments from guests regarding the natural and gorgeous landscaping. I would 100% recommend The Outpost Center!

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  • Sarah Dahlen

    01, November,2021 4 weeks ago

    Dream wedding venue

    As soon as I started researching wedding venues I knew The Outpost was the one I had to have. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful! The staff is so incredibly kind and helpful. The owners are the sweetest people, so kind and encouraging. I wanted to immediately give them all my money! The entire day felt like a dream! From the bridal loft to the ceremony and then the reception. The Outpost was absolutely perfect for us! All of our guests raved about the venue and everyone enjoyed their time! This is the perfect place to get married and the cherry on top is how much they put Christ first!

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  • Morgan Leisgang

    08, October,2021 2 months ago

    We had a great first impression when we met Mark and he gave us a tour of the Outpost Center for our wedding reception. He immediately won us over by his genuine care and interest in our story. He even prayed with us.

    We loved the land and all the outdoor space that was available to our wedding guests at the Outpost Center. This was probably the biggest reason why we chose this venue. Our guests enjoyed playing bags and giant Jenga. The land provided a great setting for many outdoor photos. It was so nice that our wedding party did not have to travel to a different location for photos- we could do it all right there!

    The Outpost Center connected us with some great vendors for catering and alcohol. We appreciated their help and recommendations!

    However, we had one complaint. They advertise that their capacity is 299 people. We had 165 guests, and it was tight once we had all the tables and chairs set up. It worked out fine for us, but it’s important to know that it would be tough to squeeze more than 200 people in there for a seated meal.

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  • Katie Schroeder

    13, September,2021 3 months ago

    Beautiful Wedding Venue

    The Outpost Center was the absolute perfect place to have our wedding- my husband and I wouldn’t change a thing about our experience! From the excellent staff and Christ-centered atmosphere, to the picturesque outdoor ceremony and photo area, to the intimate barn reception center- everything contributed to our perfect day that we will remember forever. The outdoor space really makes the venue. Throughout the night, we got countless compliments from our guests that this was the most beautiful venue they had ever been to! There was absolutely something for everyone- our guests who wanted to dance and party were able to do so and have a great time, and those that didn’t could go outside to enjoy the patio and firepit. This is a place you can completely customize and make your own to reflect you and your partner’s personalities. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone planning their upcoming wedding!

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  • CR

    16, July,2021 4 months ago

    Beautiful!

    The Outpost was a perfect, beautiful site for a wedding reception. The guests enjoyed the outdoors as well as the indoor spaces. The coordinator did a great job of communicating with us, and really helped make it a wonderful day.

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  • Lisa

    14, June,2021 6 months ago

    Gorgeous Venue

    Absolutely stunning all around! The staff makes the experience easy, and are very friendly! Highly recommend!

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  • Stephanie Johnson

    09, June,2021 6 months ago

    Amazing Venue

    I would highly recommend The Outpost Center to anyone looking for an AMAZING venue. We had the best experience. They have everything you would need and more. Both Mark (owner) and Jacque (day-of-coordinator that comes with the venue) are very responsive and very helpful. The space was beautiful. It was great that they had a grooms room (many venues we looked at did not), a kitchen, and a very spacious bridal suite. I loved that their pricing was based on guest count – we even got a refund because we paid for more guests then we ended up having. Also they did not have a required caterer list which was nice and allowed us to save money. Overall, a fantastic experience at one of the most beautiful locations.

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  • Zach Everett

    21, May,2021 6 months ago

    Top Notch venue, people, and views!

    Mark and Jacque both were amazing in helping our dream wedding become a reality. Even with an unexpected situation that we faced personally, we were still blessed with a beautiful day, beautiful venue, and the nicest of people to help make it a great day.

    I would recommend The Outpost Center for any occasion! The venue got top notch responses from our family and friends. We were also treated to some great communication, and felt like family throughout.

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  • Panhia Lor

    03, December,2020 12 months ago

    Amazing!

    My husband and I picked the Outpost Center for many reasons. We wanted a venue that allowed us to use a food vendor of our choice, must have plenty of free parking, a large bridal suite, a groom’s dressing room, the opportunity to have the ceremony inside or outside, and the venue needed to be secluded from the public. This place has all of that.

    When I first came across the Outpost Center online, I knew was the one. It has everything my husband and I were looking for and more. The rental price was very affordable. Rental price is based on guests count.

    I love that the venue provides a Day-of coordinator. Jackie was my coordinator and she went above and beyond during my wedding. Mark and Jackie were both very responsive and answered all our questions. We reached out to them multiple times before our wedding and they always get back to us.

    Additionally, I love that the venue allowed my guests to park at the venue overnight, should they need to. Not too many venues allowed this. The full kitchen and patio were a plus. Would totally make use of the fire pit and patio had my wedding day been warmer. The property itself was beautiful. The outside ceremony was beautiful as well.

    The Outpost Center also recommended that we hired bartenders from the MN School of Bartending, which was a great suggestion as our bartenders were amazing.

    My only negative comment about the venue is how they have the guest capacity at 299 guests. My wedding was fairly small, approx. 115 guests, so it worked out for my wedding. But for those looking to have 250-299 guests, the venue would be tight

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  • Grace Nelson

    30, November,2020 12 months ago

    Venue Host has Good Rapport

    Our wedding experience at The Outpost Center was magical. The space is restful and private, allowing the bride and groom to be fully present to their day. Our favorite aspect of this venue was the freedom we had to create the day we wanted. The day-of-coordinator worked with us so we could have an outdoor ceremony, an indoor reception which we catered, and a bohemian lounge on the patio. The Outpost Center has a familial vibe that invited our wedding party to relax and be themselves–maybe a little too much! We unfortunately left behind some damages, but Mark was gracious in dealing with us and we worked out a plan to fix/recompense the venue. It is a rare thing to find a venue host that genuinely cares about your new marriage and seeks to part on good terms, not simply make a buck.
    We wouldn’t change anything about our wedding day at The Outpost!

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  • Rachael

    10, November,2020 1 year ago

    Fantastic people and fantastic venue!

    We highly recommend The Outpost Center! Mark is genuinely caring, clear, encouraging, and very quick to respond to questions. The price is reasonable. It’s also very helpful that they have a venue coordinator. There are gorgeous views inside and out, with a cool groom’s room and fantastic bridal loft. They really helped make our dream wedding possible, and we are very grateful for Mark and the team!

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  • Daphne Fleming

    31, October,2020 1 year ago

    Perfect Fall Wedding location

    I cannot express how perfect this venue was for our Fall wedding. We loved every bit of this space, from the outdoor ceremony to the indoor reception, we used every space to the max. With the pandemic we still could hold our wedding and space out enough to keep everyone safe. We used the outdoor games and fire pit, as well as the bridal loft to spread out our guest. We had the most beautiful setting for our ceremony and we were even able to cater our own food, our families made all the food. We had a high level of DIY and this was the place to do it. Price was fair and totally worth it. Jesus definitely blessed us every step of the way in our wedding planning, starting at the Outpost 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    29, October,2020 1 year ago

    The Outpost Center is a beautiful venue. We absolutely loved the outdoor ceremony site and how lovely the grounds were. The inside is nice as well, we loved the cafe lights that come included and the bridal loft was a great space for getting ready.

    Cons for us here were the venue manager. She had a very standoffish demeanor that was rather off-putting. When we did our walkthrough about a month before our wedding, and she was asking us questions about how we wanted things, she responded numerous times with a “Oh. Okay then” statement, that made us feel like she thought things we wanted for our day were weird or stupid. We were also told conflicting information about things between her and guy we initially met with to book the venue. Such discrepancies were over things like being told we didn’t have to clean up fresh petals outside, being told we had to bring our own bonfire wood, and being told different information on where we could drive golf carts on property. Two days after our wedding, we also received an email saying that we were being charged a $100 damage fee for a paint chip. The photo was a close up of a small paint chip in the wall next to a chair. The Outpost provided zero proof that we did this, and we had no way to know that chip wasn’t there before we even entered the venue that day.

    But overall, the Outpost was a beautiful, well priced venue, and we loved our day.

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  • Anna

    27, October,2020 1 year ago

    The Outpost was a beautiful wedding venue and we were very happy with how our wedding day turned out! The outdoor grounds are wonderful. There are a ton of options to take gorgeous pictures and also have everyone very spread out and comfortable during this unusual time. The on site staff at the outpost was also very kind and accommodating! Additionally, the bridal suite is a great place to get ready with a lot of room. The only thing you really have to work around is the timing of the day. Because weddings are booked almost every single day of the weekend, your vendors had to be in and out within very strict timelines (9am to midnight) which was a bit tough to coordinate logistically but doable.

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  • Marty

    27, October,2020 1 year ago

    Great venue for wedding and reception

    Great venue just on the outskirts of the suburbs. Friendly staff and beautiful views. Very open policies that allowed us to have a great day even during all the chaos 2020 brought! Never had issues with the venue. Would highly suggest if you want to do it all at the same place!

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  • Kalie

    12, August,2020 1 year ago

    Simply gorgeous!

    The Outpost Center was AMAZING! Planning a wedding during Covid was stressful…but they made it so easy! They were so great and accommodating during these crazy times and we were still able to have a full wedding, no restrictions! I loved that we were able to use any caterer, bring our own alcohol, and work around Covid by using so much indoor and outdoor space. The venue is simply GORGEOUS without doing a thing to it! I loved the bridal loft upstairs and a space for the groomsmen to get ready as well. There were many picturesque places throughout the property, so photos turned out simply amazing! So many wonderful things to say about this place and I would highly recommend to all!

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  • Andy

    13, July,2020 1 year ago

    Amazing Venue!

    We loved The Outpost! We’d highly recommend it for many reasons: pricing was competitive, the option to use our own caterer was useful (we had to forgo one venue simply because their onsite catering was too expensive) the property itself is beautiful inside and out, and very well maintained. Mark was a joy to work with from the beginning and the event coordinator Jacque was a God-send with all of her assistance, especially during the rehearsal and wedding day. Our guests were raving and we’re so appreciative of all the effort The Outpost invests into helping us create the picture perfect wedding day!

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  • Erin L

    09, July,2020 1 year ago

    The Perfect Day!

    The Outpost was the perfect venue! Perfect combo of rustic, but with modern amenities, like A/C, bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Can’t forget the amazing views and abundance of great photo spots. They were wonderful to work with throughout the unknowns of COVID, and they helped us work through all of the challenges to have the most perfect day imaginable!

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  • Kelly

    09, July,2020 1 year ago

    The Outpost was a dream!

    The venue is amazing – has great indoor and outdoor options!

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  • Adam

    26, December,2019 2 years ago

    Absolutely incredible venue!

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  • Kelly

    19, December,2019 2 years ago

    Beautiful gem just on the edge of the metro area with easy access from anywhere.
    A must see and feel the loving atmosphere of the entire property and all it has to offer.

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  • GARY

    13, December,2019 2 years ago

    Super Location !!!

    We love this location,
    the country feel,
    the reasonable pricing and the staff.

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  • Mary Halama

    13, December,2019 2 years ago

    Special Venue Country Location

    This is a beautiful country location,
    but so close to downtown Chaska, MN.
    The Outpost Center is a perfect venue for a stunning indoor OR outdoor wedding and reception. If your Catholic, Father Rudolfy can perform the wedding. He was our priest and did a wonderful job.
    We highly recommend The Outpost Center for your wedding.

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  • Gabby

    13, December,2019 2 years ago

    Gorgeous location!

    This beautiful venue was the perfect location for our wedding! The indoor and outdoor facilities were top notch and made for a wonderful day. Our family and friends still rave about how much fun they had and what a gorgeous location!

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  • Noah

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    Great Staff, Great Experience

    My wife and I got married at The Outpost last summer and had a great experience from beginning to end. These people love the Lord, and are created a wonderful space for us to be wed. Would certainly recommend.

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  • Ashley

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    Goergeous Venue With Friendly Staff

    Best wedding venue I’ve been to in awhile. What made it extra special was the friendly, very accomidating staff. Everyone should get married here!

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  • Cory W

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    I had a beautiful Bridal suite that made a girl feel like a princess.

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  • Leah

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    Fantastic!

    Beautiful place with great people!

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  • Charlie P

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    Amazing Venue!

    Great venue. Lots of options for entertaining attendees. Easy to get to, with access straight to the cities. Also, Mark and Kay are the nicest people I’ve met.

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  • Remy

    12, December,2019 2 years ago

    Lawn Games & Sunsets

    What an amazing venue! From the lawn games to sunset views. There’s something for everyone. Can’t wait for my big day. I know where I’ll be 🙂

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  • Diego Pellicer

    11, December,2019 2 years ago

    Simply Stunning

    Gorgeous venue with amazing country side views. Highly recommend!

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  • Michelle Melde

    11, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Perfect Venue

    Our daughter had her reception here. Christian based, rustic venue. Staff was incredible. Views stunning. Location convenient. Great price. Heated and air conditioned, with an attached kitchen. We could not have been happier with this choice!!!

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  • Anonymous

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    I would highly recommend the Outpost Center!

    I have had the opportunity to attend weddings and many other events at The Outpost Center. The scenery is unbelievable! It is such a private venue with rolling hills lined by trees! You could tell the staff really cared so much about our event they made it a great experience! What was truly amazing they were flexible with the vendors we brought in to cater. I would highly recommend the Outpost Center!

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  • Glenn

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    Northern Minnesota feel in the metro area

    Great location and fantastic atmosphere. It’s just off 212 but feels like it’s “up north.” Wonderful summer venue with an accommodating staff.

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  • Kay

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost is a great place for all ages! It is accessible, air-conditioned, and has great outdoor spaces. The setting is lovely and the people are helpful!

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  • Rick

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    Great venue for our event. We hosted our annual gala fundraiser for our school at the Outpost. Mark and his team were a delight to work with and the venue is beautiful! The feedback we received from all of our guests was so positive! Thank you Mark and the Outpost Center for being a great host to our event!

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  • Vollie

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful space with many great assets. The views are beautiful. Fantastic outdoor space. Great customer service. Peaceful. Rustic elegance. Fantastic venue for hosting a wedding or any number of events.

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  • Steve S.

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost has been a really special place in my life. I’ve been to several events there and have really been impacted by the beauty of it and also the people that run it. If you’re considering an event or a wedding location, you really owe it to yourself to take a look at this wonderful location..

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  • Todd

    10, December,2019 2 years ago

    Beautiful venue!

    This is the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor for a Minnesota wedding. What a great find so close to the city.

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  • Pam D

    09, December,2019 2 years ago

    Restful lovely and fun wedding venue

    We had our daughter’s wedding reception here and it was a lovely late summer evening. Everyone we worked with at the Outpost was friendly, organized and helpful. The grounds were gorgeous for pictures; our guests loved playing games on the yard; the outdoor bar area was perfect for our appetizers and beverages; the rustic decor was perfect – not too rustic. The room worked well for our group and our caterer said it was one of the best places she has served.

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  • Greg Ohnsorg

    09, December,2019 2 years ago

    Nice Patio, Nice photo area in the back, plenty of parking. Friendly Host and Hostesses.

    Dear Outpost,
    Ive been involved with having weekly meetings at the Outpost the last two year. It is a perfect setup for a group of guys to meet for a Bible Study. It has the big screen TV for us to use, various areas for several groups to have some privacy.
    I have to think what an interesting venue for a wedding. Ive seen all the seasons at the outpost, and they all have a great look for a wedding.

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  • Kathleen Boyum

    09, December,2019 2 years ago

    Best wedding venue!

    Wonderful wedding venue! I had my wedding here and it was perfect! We had the ceremony outside and reception inside, but could’ve had the whole thing inside in case it rained. The staff was so great and made it a wonderful day! They were also flexible on the vendors we could bring in, which helped us save a ton of money! Would highly recommend for anyone’s wedding!

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  • Bob H

    09, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost is unique and a beautiful destination venue to host your event. Guests will enjoy a gorgeous setting of peace and tranquility with family and friends for your special event.

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  • Troy H

    09, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost Center is a one-of-a-kind location where love, peace and joy abounds. It is truly remarkable.

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  • Marya Haugland

    07, December,2019 2 years ago

    I love this place and the people who have created it. Truly a special, beautiful, and memorable space in which to hold an event!

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  • Natalie

    07, December,2019 2 years ago

    Beautiful venue and friendly staff! This is the perfect location for a rustic feeling venue but not too far outside of the cities.

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  • Amelia Smith

    07, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost is a truly exceptional destination for any event. The scenery and landscape are breathtaking, and the facilities are both immaculate and very well-kept. The vendors are professional, warm, welcoming, and organized, which makes the experience seamless. While at the Outpost, you feel as though you’ve stepped into your own little piece of heaven.

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  • Sophie

    07, December,2019 2 years ago

    The Outpost Center is the perfect venue for couples looking for a modern rustic wedding theme. Beautiful space with lots of light. Remarkably clean, truly pleasant people, a romantic setting, AND in a great location off of HWY 212.

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  • Mark H

    06, December,2019 2 years ago

    Like a piece of Heaven on earth!

    Absolutely love this place! I’ve attended Bible Studies, Weddings, Fundraisers and Worship services and it feels like a piece of heaven on earth!!!

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  • Patty

    05, December,2019 2 years ago

    Rustic elegance! Everything you’d want for your celebration!

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  • Erin H

    05, December,2019 2 years ago

    Beautiful Indoor/Outdoor Venue Just Outside of the Cities

    Beautiful venue, kind and helpful people, and such a beautiful setting. Love the views and rustic feeling, with the modernity of A/C, bathrooms, and comfortable furniture. Great location off Highway 212, making easy access for guests and close proximity to anything you could need!

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