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MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz stands outside the Detroit Lakes house he calls home when he isn't working in Washington, D.C., or New York City. Kelly Smith / The Forum

Ed Schultz leaves local airwaves behind for the big time

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DETROIT LAKES - He's a local guy who hit the big time.

But for liberal talk show host Ed Schultz, who started on local airwaves in 1979, gaining a TV show on cable's MSNBC this year and keeping up with his national radio show meant coming to a tough realization: He had to give up local airtime.


And that's not easy.

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