Posted at: 09/03/2013 10:51 PM
Updated at: 09/03/2013 10:53 PM
By: Mark Albert, KSTP
With a bottle of bubbly and cheers from the crowd, the US Navy christened its newest submarine in October 2012.
When it's commissioned in summer 2013, the sub will be known as the USS Minnesota.
Now, we can show you an exclusive look at the submarine as it's being finished, inside and out.
Eyewitness News reporter Mark Albert and photojournalist Chad Nelson traveled recently to the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia, to introduce us to our home-state sailors on the Minnesota, including Duluth native Machinery Leading Petty Officer Ted Collette.
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