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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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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.

The Southern rock group was named Greatest American Rock Band by Forum readers in a poll earlier this year.

"That's a great honor. It's a great honor anyone holds you in that regard," says guitarist Rickey Medlocke. "That's a pretty heavy thing."

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