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Jon Lindgren, former mayor of Fargo, expects a lot of interest in the free-thought gathering. Forum file photo

Freethinkers to hold convention

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The Red River Freethinkers hope to encourage new perspectives on religious and independent thought through Fargo's first major free-thought convention this fall, said Jon Lindgren, the group's president.


The local group has been criticized for its attempts to remove a Ten Commandments monument near the Fargo Civic Auditorium, but Lindgren said the Sept. 18 convention is open to supporters and critics.

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