Proud Boys won’t be in Bohemia Mining Days parade

COTTAGE GROVE – The Bohemia Mining Days’ two-day festival and parades will continue without interruption, president Don Williams said Friday morning, after members of the Proud Boys extremist group said they would not try to participate in events. 

On Thursday, Williams told The Chronicle that BMD’s parade chairman told him an application was made for the Proud Boys to drive a pickup with two U.S. flags during the parade. Friday, Williams said he misspoke, and that no application had ever been made. Thursday, Williams said the BMD board would be . . .