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Police drag a person from a tent as they clear a homeless encampment at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis on July 20. All but these two tents had been trashed or removed by volunteers when police arrested about a dozen people who stood their ground in front of the remaining tents. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

Suit challenges encampment sweeps

ACLU-Minnesota and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid filed a federal class-action suit, which they hope will halt forced removals of Minneapolis homeless encampments.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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