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Pre-Exam Party Grows Into Violent 'Drink Fest' In Madison

NPR | May 3, 2013 5:28 p.m.

Officials in Madison, Wisc., are hoping to tamp down a traditional spring bash that’s gotten out of control in recent years. Gilman Halstead reports the Mifflin Street Block Party keeps police and first responders busy dealing with violence and intoxicated crowds. This weekend students are being urged to attend an alternate event instead of the off-campus gathering.

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