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Bloomington farmers market numbers dramatically down, Tuesday announcement on re-opening

Anecdotal reports of attendance being down this year at Bloomington’s farmers market were confirmed with some numbers on Monday during a Facebook livestream event hosted by the mayor’s office. Parks and recreation department administrator Paula McDevitt said there’d been 19,000 ...
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Letter to the City Regarding the Farmers Market and Nazi Farmers of Schooner Creek Farm

Black Bloomingtonians face many problems more pressing than white supremacists at the Farmers’ Market: systemic racism leading to over-policing, under-employment, inadequate housing, and fewer academic opportunities are much more on the minds of most black residents.However, Black Lives Matter Bloomington ...
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Letter: Suspension due to right-wing violence

To the editor: Let’s set the record straight. There is one reason alone for the city’s two-week suspension of the Saturday market: right-wing violence. White supremacist extremist groups, such as the 3% Militia, and Identity Evropa (now American Identity Movement) ...
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‘This can’t happen’: Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers disturb residents

When Annalia Hopper saw the flyer, she screamed. An image of a Ku Klux Klan member pointed out from the paper at the 22-year-old IU student, a reference to the Uncle Sam recruiting poster. In bold letters, it read: “Honorable ...
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Bloomingfoods East To Hold Private Farmers’ Market Saturday

Bloomingfoods is hosting a market at its eastside location Saturday for displaced vendors from the city’s suspended downtown market. The city announced its Community Farmers’ Market would be shut down for two weeks, citing public safety as the reason on ...
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That Time that I was Accidentally Friends with a White Supremacist

So you guys, here's a thing that's happened this summer: I'm part of this super low-key homeschool group in my town--for those of you playing the home game, it's the nice one, not the one with the mean moms who ...
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