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Warring words, ejections and lawsuits: Why can't local governments work together?

Recent incidents on city councils and boards across the state show how the rancor of D.C. has infected local politics

The Brooklyn Park mayor adjourned a City Council meeting before it was over, as tempers flared out of control. A Rochester council member got kicked out of a city meeting. Oronoco fired its city administrator, then a City Council member resigned in protest.

And Minneapolis City Hall continues to be tinged with tension: shouting matches between City Council members, heated protests about an Israel-Hamas cease-fire resolution, the mayor experiencing death threats and vandalism.

Many local Minnesota governments no longer seem to be acting very Minnesota Nice.


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