Offensive license plate kicks up controversy in Minnesota

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Offensive license plate kicks up controversy in Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton expressed his displeasure that the plates were allowed. “I am appalled that this license plate was issued by the State of Minnesota,” he said in a statement. “It is offensive, and the person who requested it should be ashamed. That prejudice has no place in Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS—A man from Big Lake has spent the past two days trying to clear his name after an offensive license plate that disparages Muslims was spotted last weekend in St. Cloud and linked to a pickup truck he owns. Chad Betland, a truck aficionado, bought a gray 1987 Chevrolet from a Foley man last summer. The…