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Costs for Occupy MN Protest Starting to Mount [AUDIO]

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Occupy Minnesota protesters have been rallying in downtown Minneapolis for nearly a month now, and the costs are starting to add-up.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was on WJON with Bob Hughes this (Wednesday) morning.  He says the cost for just his department are well over $200,000.  The money is coming out of their general fund.

Stanek says the good news is, for the most part, the protesters have been cooperating and have been peaceful.

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Stanek says they meet with the organizers on a daily basis, which has helped prevent the violence and arrests that have happened at similar protests in Oakland, New York and other cities.

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