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New laws affecting college tuition, bingo and more to take effect in Minnesota on July 1


MINNEAPOLIS — A raft of new laws is set to take effect in Minnesota on Wednesday.

The Star Tribune ( ) reports that students in two-year colleges will benefit from a tuition freeze, doctors will find it easier to practice long-distance medicine and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will get more resources to tackle child pornography and human trafficking. Lawmakers also decided to provide more funding for the state's more than 19,000 American Indian students and ease licensing requirements for some child-care programs.

Another new law taking effect July 1 will allow organizations serving seniors to host bingo more than twice a week.

Drivers with the ride-sharing service Uber will be required to obtain liability insurance under a different law.

Information from: Star Tribune,

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