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Need-to-read stories on Minnesota, global protest

Posted at 9:17 AM on October 17, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics

20111016_tents-protesters_33.jpgWe're reporting and following protest stories around the state and nation today. Here are some of the important ones.

Hennepin County commissioners expect to meet early this afternoon with protesters who'll be asking for permission to build temporary shelters by the Hennepin County Government Center.

Nationally, the most intriguing story comes from the Washington Post, which reports that President Obama may try to turn the anger over Wall Street against the Republicans.

Around the world, the "Occupy" movement is flashing toward the violent, with protests in Italy transforming into riots.

At Minnesota Today, editor Michael Olson has a feed of stories available on the "Occupy" protests across Minnesota. Check it out below.

See stories on line about the protests that we should read? Post links below or drop us a line directly.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.