Welcoming or wary? Minnesota cities weigh their approach to newcomers

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The vote made Winona the first Minnesota city to join Welcoming America, a national network of local governments and nonprofits.
Around the same time, it took two tries to get an inclusion resolution through the Grand Forks, N.D., City Council.
Seven years later, the network launched its nationwide Welcoming Cities program, backed by a three-year, $2.66 million grant from the Clinton Foundation.
That rankles many conservatives who see the Welcoming Cities network as a liberal movement.
Some Minnesota cities — including Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Moorhead, Northfield, Richfield, Robbins­dale, St.
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