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St. Louis Park City Council drops Pledge of Allegiance

St. Louis Park City Council drops Pledge of Allegiance Photo: Public Domain Pictures/MGN

Updated: June 27, 2019 10:54 AM

As of next month, city councilors in St. Louis Park will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of their meetings.

Councilors passed the resolution 5-0 during their meeting last week.

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St. Louis Park council member Tim Brausen said there was a concern that reciting the pledge intimidates some newer residents within a climate of political polarization and the controversy over federal immigration policies.

The measure takes effect July 15.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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