Law enforcement to step up presence in downtown Mpls. this weekend

City leaders said Friday that Hennepin County will double the number of sheriff's deputies and extend shifts this weekend in downtown Minneapolis. Also looking to curb problems, the county is debating tougher penalties for problematic clubs, staggering or extending bar closing times, or providing more late-night food options.
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City leaders said Friday that Hennepin County will double the number of sheriff's deputies and extend shifts this weekend in downtown Minneapolis. Also looking to curb problems, the county is debating tougher penalties for problematic clubs, staggering or extending bar closing times, or providing more late-night food options.

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