Two groups with opposing views are clashing in St. Cloud this week, and the VFW Post 428 has been caught in the middle. The conflict started on Tuesday when speaker Ron Branstner was scheduled to speak at the VFW. He's been a controversial figure because of his views on immigration.
I have been a big fan of the country music band Highway 101, and their lead singer Paulette Carlson, for years. So when I heard that Carlson was going to be in St. Cloud for a benefit for the VFW Post 428, I jumped at the chance to meet her and see her sing.