Maybe there was a time when dressing up as a Ku Klux Klan member would have earned some scorn, but, at least in Horace, N.D. (southwest of Fargo), those days are apparently over.
The Fargo Forum reports an unidentified person alighted from a party bus at the Wild Rice Bar and Grill on Saturday in full Klan robe and hood. Classy.
“We definitely don’t condone anything like that,” owner Bruce Schauer tells the paper.
But the staff did by not kicking the Klansman out. He stayed in the bar for half an hour.
“It just goes to show where America is at in 2017,” said Schauer. “It says a lot about our country, doesn’t it?”
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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