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If Grand Forks City Council member Terry Bjerke doesn't like something, you'll know.

Normally, his disagreements culminate in dissenting votes at council meetings, but negative community reaction to a controversial speaker earlier this year prompted him to schedule an event Tuesday to defend free speech.

Bjerke will share a stage with that speaker, Usama Dakdok. This will be Dakdok's third trip to Grand Forks this year, where previously his events have sparked debate about the line between hate and free speech.


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