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Augustana band group, including west central Minnesota students, get out of chaotic Egypt


Augustana College officials confirmed Monday that everyone on the Augustana Band's Egyptian tour had been able to leave the country.

Seventy-one members of the Augustana Band, along with 19 faculty, staff and friends, have been in Egypt since early January on a 25-day, five-concert tour of the country.

Anti-government pro-tests that arose last week caused the band to cancel its final concert on Friday night and move to a hotel that was far away from the protests.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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