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Forum News Service, Published October 07 2013

White supremacist Cobb attends UND conference on racism

GRAND FORKS - Craig Paul Cobb on Monday attended a University of North Dakota symposium organized to discuss his wishes to turn a North Dakota hamlet into a white supremacist haven.

Cobb spoke to media members at the event and participated in a panel discussion on civil rights, social justice and Leith.

The symposium, titled “Cobbsville? A white supremacist takeover of Leith, N.D.?,” took place in the Baker Courtroom at the UND School of Law.

Cobb, who is active in a number of neo-Nazi groups, purchased dozens of abandoned properties in Leith this past summer and has been selling them to fellow white supremacists with the intent to build an all-white community.

The symposium explored the origins of American Nazi groups in the Midwest and focus on Cobb and his supporters in particular. It also considered the significance of the attempted takeover and possible legal actions to prevent it.