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Library security to breast-feeding mom: 'Take it outside'

A Minneapolis mother says a security guard told her to leave the Minneapolis Central Library because she was breast-feeding in public, despite Minnesota law that allows breast-feeding in public. The security company says it is turning the incident into a teachable moment for employees.
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A Minneapolis mother says a security guard told her to leave the Minneapolis Central Library because she was breast-feeding in public, despite Minnesota law that allows breast-feeding in public. The security company says it is turning the incident into a teachable moment for employees.

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