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OccupyMN protesters say they'll defy police orders, set up tents

With the weather turning cooler, organizers say they're prepared to defy an agreement with authorities and set up shelters. City Pages says organizers are making a final plea and asking police to sanction tents.
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With the weather turning cooler, organizers say they're prepared to defy an agreement with authorities and set up shelters. City Pages says organizers are making a final plea and asking police to sanction tents.

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