MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular Minneapolis nightclub — that closed after it was revealed the owner donated to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke — has now reopened.

In September of 2017, much of Club Jager’s staff quit after a report that owner Julius De Roma contributed to Duke’s failed bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. The exodus of employees led to the bar being closed.

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De Roma told WCCO-TV his donation was “basically free speech” and that the controversy had been blown up beyond what it should be.

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On Wednesday, the bar had a “soft reopening”, saying the bar is going back to “its original roots, with soft background music, intelligent conversation, no stupid collectivist games, and no disco! Individualists are welcome!”

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DeRoma continues to be the owner of the bar.