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Published March 10, 2012, 07:49 PM

Minnesota Courthouses Opening Courtrooms to Cameras

(WDAY TV) -- Some Minnesota courthouses are opening up their courtrooms to cameras.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- Some Minnesota courthouses are opening up their courtrooms to cameras.

It's part of a pilot program that could lead to expanded photo and video coverage of state trials. Four civil cases have allowed cameras since July.

However, such cases are often settled before hearings or rescheduled to accommodate criminal cases. Opponents worry cameras might dissuade witnesses from testifying.

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