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Minnesota union workers join OccupyMN protesters

State labor organizations joined ranks Saturday with demonstrators at the Hennepin County Government plaza in Minneapolis. OccupyMN has been protesting corporate greed since the start of October.
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State labor organizations joined ranks Saturday with demonstrators at the Hennepin County Government plaza in Minneapolis. OccupyMN has been protesting corporate greed since the start of October.

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