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Column: Lawmakers pray, but won't pay, for Red Lake

"Last Tuesday, Minnesota's political leaders took part in an emotional ceremony on the steps of the State Capitol to pray for the victims of the school shooting on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. When the prayers were over, they went back into the Capitol and cut millions from a plan to build a new school for Red Lake.

It was a shocking act of tasteless bad timing and worse politics, but for people of color and especially for Minnesota's Indians, it probably seemed like business as usual: Talk is cheap, and politics is all about money. In that equation, politicians always find praying easier than paying."

Get the Story:
Nick Coleman: For Red Lake, prayers, then politics as usual (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 3/27)

Relevant Links:
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Red Lake High School -

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