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New Minnesota law gives former criminals better second chance

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ST. PAUL - Minnesotans convicted of crimes long ago, but who have turned their lives around, may get a new lease on life.

A bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Wednesday gives judges more options to permanently seal records of reformed offenders.

The new law is meant to help people with criminal backgrounds to have an easier time finding homes and housing. It is a process known as "expungement."

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