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Dr. James Grinols, shown here in a 2012 photo from a Republican Party caucus where he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, has filed suit against the city of Woodbury for alleged First Amendment violations. (Bulletin file photo)

Woodbury man alleges free speech violations in lawsuit against city

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A faith-based organization on Monday filed suit against the city of Woodbury, alleging a city ordinance has infringed on a resident’s First Amendment rights.


Center for Religious Expression (CRE) filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court and a motion seeking a preliminary injunction against the city on behalf of Woodbury resident Dr. James Grinols.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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