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Tension brews at Fond du Lac tribal college over refugee resettlement talk


February 10, 2020

Speaker Ron Branstner of Eden Valley, Minnesota, speaks with Jim Northrup III of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on Thursday. The night was filled with tension on the topic of refugee resettlement, but also included moments of communication. (Brady Slater /

CLOQUET, Minn. -- Opponents and proponents of refugee resettlement clashed during what was an electric meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.

Opponents filled the 130-seat auditorium at the college while proponents lined the walls, live-streaming on their smartphones and clashing with the audience there to see a speaker sponsored by the Carlton County GOP, Ron Branstner of Eden Valley, Minnesota.


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