Confederate flag-flying councilman in new disputes

West St. Paul City Council member Ed Hansen was pressured earlier this year to remove Confederate flags at his home. Now he's the target of two new separate complaints.
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West St. Paul City Council member Ed Hansen was pressured earlier this year to remove Confederate flags at his home. Now he's the target of two new separate complaints.

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