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Officials: Confederate Flag Fire Truck Incident Still Under Investigation

Remember the southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter who was suspended for flying a Confederate flag during a parade? Hartland city leaders say the issue remains under investigation, basically because officials have met just one time about it since it happened.

08/15/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 10, 2015

From a historic day in South Carolina to albums being released a bit earlier in the United States to prevent piracy, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 10.

07/10/2015

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South Carolina Gov. To Sign Bill Removing Flag

Gov. Nikki Haley says she will sign the bill removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse dome at 4 p.m. Thursday.

07/09/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 9, 2015

From South Carolina’s vote on the removal of the Confederate flag to defects linked to popular antidepressants, here are the four stories to know from Thursday, July 9.

07/09/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 8, 2015

From the debate heating up for the Confederate Flag in South Carolina to Old Navy fat shaming going viral, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, July 8.

07/08/2015

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Firefighter May Lose Job After Flying Confederate Flag

A small-town firefighter may lose his job after flying the Confederate flag from a firetruck during a parade in Albert Lea.

07/06/2015

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South Carolina Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag

The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

07/06/2015

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Man Talks Of Flying Confederate Flag At Albert Lea Parade

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.

07/05/2015

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Minn. Firefighter Suspended After Flying Confederate Flag During Parade

There may be repercussions from the parade Friday in southern Minnesota where a Confederate battle flag was flown from a participating fire truck.

07/05/2015

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To Rename Or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors For Racists

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.

07/05/2015

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Drive-By Truckers, Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Confederate Flag’s Meaning

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.”

06/26/2015

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Gov. Walker Says Haley Asked That He Not Talk About Confederate Flag

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.

06/24/2015

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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

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.

06/23/2015

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Historic Confederate Flag In Minnesota Also Once Caused Debate

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.

06/22/2015

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Police: Woman Smoking Cigarette Beaten By 4 Men With Bats

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.

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