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Minneapolis to consider targeting idling cars

The days of jumping into a warm car on a cold day may be drawing to an end in Minneapolis.

City council members are to hear a proposed ordinance from the city’s environmental and public works staff Thursday morning that would restrict vehicle idling in the city. The ordinance would make it illegal to let your car idle for more than three minutes, unless, of course, you’re stuck in a traffic jam. The goal is to improve the city’s air quality, if not the wintertime mood of its residents.

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