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OccupyMN expected to resume protests this weekend in downtown Minneapolis

Police are preparing for demonstrators to pitch tents Saturday in Peavey Plaza and nearby Loring Park. The Star Tribune reports no one can stay in the park overnight and that ordinance will be enforced.
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Police are preparing for demonstrators to pitch tents Saturday in Peavey Plaza and nearby Loring Park. The Star Tribune reports no one can stay in the park overnight and that ordinance will be enforced.

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