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"The revamped Lynyrd Skynyrd takes the stage at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn., Friday night." Courtesy photo

Southern appeal: Lynyrd Skynyrd sells out Shooting Star Casino

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Though he drummed for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1970, Rickey Medlocke (left) rejoined as a guitarist in the mid-'90s at the request of Gary Rossington (right), the last original member of the group. Courtesy photo


FARGO - It is 1,660 miles southeast to Jacksonville, Fla., but the Sun State's favorite sons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have a spot in the hearts of folks on the northern Plains.

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