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‘Unsession’ gets 1,175 obsolete laws off the state’s books

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ST. PAUL -- It’s no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry fruit in an illegally sized container. The state’s telegraph regulations are gone. And it’s legal to drive a car in neutral — if you can figure out how to do it.

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Those were among the 1,175 obsolete, unnecessary and incomprehensible laws that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature repealed this year as part of the governor’s “unsession” initiative. His goal was to make state government work better, faster and smarter.

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