Correction: Parody-Employee Fired story

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 4:46 PM

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — In a story Jan. 30 about a college student's video poking fun at Robbinsdale, Minnesota, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the city has about 55,000 residents. It has about 14,000.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Minnesota student loses job over satirical tourism ad

A college student says he lost his seasonal job with the city of Robbinsdale over his online video that pokes fun at his hometown

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A college student says he lost his seasonal job with the city in Minnesota over his online video that pokes fun at his hometown.

The Star Tribune reports that 20-year-old Tony Langfellow put together the parody in the form of an old-fashioned tourism ad. In the video, Langfellow and his friends joke about Robbinsdale, Minnesota's, shrinking cultural charm. Much of it focuses on the controversial demolition of the Terrace Theatre, a 1950s-era movie house that was torn down in 2016 for a grocery store.

Langfellow was fired before he started working at a city warming house.

Parks and Recreation Director Tom Marshall told the Sun Post, a community newspaper, that he could not defend having a person on staff who bashes the city that gives him a paycheck.

Robbinsdale is a city of about 14,000 residents about 6 miles (19 kilometers) from Minneapolis