15 October 2020
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Residents packed a town hall in a tiny western Minnesota community to voice opposition to plans by a controversial Nordic heritage church that has been identified as a white supremacist group.
The Asatru Folk Assembly bought an abandoned Lutheran church in the Swift County town of Murdock and wants a permit to turn it into a Midwest regional gathering hall.
Nearly 50 people in the town of 275 filled the hall for a special City Council meeting Wednesday night, wearing masks and sitting 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Most opposed the AFA’s permit request. […]