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FIRST AMENDMENT

The words uttered by Fred Heidmann in a verbal confrontation with police officers and whether they meet the threshold for criminal prosecution are at the center of the case.
Any content created on a social media account managed by a governmental body is generally considered public information and part of the government record, according to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The sheriff’s office faces another potential problem arising from the matter: violations of the First Amendment rights of anyone whose comments were deleted from the page.
Baxter has decided to move forward under the direction that profanity on signs or flags is protected speech, as advised by Baxter City Attorney Brad Person.
Flags featuring obscenities should be removed.

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