Hennepin County Board approves new policy banning OccupyMN camp-out

While the policy doesn't officially go into effect until next week, the Southwest Journal reports sheriff's deputies were ordered to take down signs and personal items that were left unattended at Government Plaza.
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While the policy doesn't officially go into effect until next week, the Southwest Journal reports sheriff's deputies were ordered to take down signs and personal items that were left unattended at Government Plaza.

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