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No camping crackdown on OccupyMN protesters -- for now

A ban on camping on the county property went into effect this week, but law enforcement authorities haven't started enforcing the new law. Several dozen activists remain at government plaza.
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A ban on camping on the county property went into effect this week, but law enforcement authorities haven't started enforcing the new law. Several dozen activists remain at government plaza.

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