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March 29, 2017
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From the past: Klan's time in Minnesota

Del pasado: Klan tiempo en Minnesota

By Matthew Stolle
Post-Bulletin of Rochester

Blooming Prairie, Minn. (AP) - They marched up the church aisle to the strains of "Onward, Christian Soldiers" dressed in their trademark white robes and conical-shaped hats. At their head was a man carrying an American flag.

The robed men lined up in front of the church, and once the singing had ended, the leader of the procession turned to the church's pastor and thanked him for his efforts in promoting a "real Americanism." The Klansman then presented the pastor with a purse in token of the group's appreciation, kneeled and prayed.

It may be hard to believe now, but such was the scene that unfolded in the Old Concord Christian Church in Dodge County ...

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