Finnegans apologizing for Dalai Lama billboard ad

WCCO reports the Twin Cities beer-maker is removing the advertisement that upset some Tibetans. The CEO of Finnegans plans to meet with Tibetan leaders this weekend.
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WCCO reports the Twin Cities beer-maker is removing the advertisement that upset some Tibetans. The CEO of Finnegans plans to meet with Tibetan leaders this weekend.

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