Judge dismisses OccupyMN lawsuit against Hennepin Countyby Laura McCallum, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A district judge has dismissed OccupyMN's lawsuit against Hennepin County.
OccupyMN protesters have been demonstrating at the Hennepin County Government Center plaza since October. The group sued the county when it prohibited camping and sleeping on the plaza.
Judge Richard Kyle dismissed the lawsuit, after OccupyMN and the county reached a settlement. As part of the mediated settlement, protesters will be able to recover their tents and personal property that was removed and stored by the county.
Hennepin County officials say the county's prohibition on tents and camping on county property continues, and will be enforced.