A small-town firefighter may lose his job after flying the Confederate flag from a firetruck during a parade in Albert Lea.
The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.
A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea.
There may be repercussions from the parade Friday in southern Minnesota where a Confederate battle flag was flown from a participating fire truck.
The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
Lynyrd Skynyrd began phasing use of the Confederate flag a few years ago. Another Southern band, the Drive-By Truckers, agrees. “It’s well past time for all the Southern states to move on.”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he didn’t initially offer his opinion on whether the Confederate flag should be taken down from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina because Gov. Nikki Haley asked him to hold off speaking about it.
Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.
Gov. Nikki Haley called for the confederate flag to be moved from its post in front of the state house. As it turns out, back in Minnesota a different confederate flag is displayed from time to time.
St. Cloud Police are investigating after four men – one of which was wearing a Confederate flag bandana – beat a woman early Thursday morning with aluminum baseball bats.