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Mendota Heights: Police say 400-600 took part in illegal street racing

Police issued more than 100 tickets over the weekend.
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Police in Mendota Heights say up to 600 individuals were involved in illegal street racing in the south metro suburb over the weekend. 

Mendota Heights PD said on Monday that 400-600 people either watched or took part in the illegal race on Saturday night.

It has become an increasingly common problem on the city's suburban streets, and police are now stepping up their efforts to prevent the practice.

Between Mendota Heights PD, the Minnesota State Patrol, and police in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, MSP Airport, and West St. Paul, around 100 citations were issued on Saturday.

"Over the past several months, the Mendota Heights Police Department has received complaints of vehicles street racing," the department said.

"In response, we have dispersed large crowds, issued citations and made arrests when necessary. We will continue to work to curb the illegal and dangerous behavior to keep the citizens of Mendota Heights and the general public safe.

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