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City Council member Bret Weber says bigotry should not be part of the Grand Forks community.

So in response to an anti-Islam, Christian speaker being scheduled to speak at the Empire Arts Center Thursday, Weber wrote an email to the Empire's director and other local leaders calling for an informal meeting today to consider "efforts to clearly express that this is an inclusive and welcoming community."

This meeting will be in addition to other recent efforts by local leaders to promote inclusiveness.


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