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Dayton Shows Support in Gay Pride March

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Gov. Mark Dayton plans to walk in the annual gay Pride March Sunday, reports the Start Tribune.
Dayton has been participating in Pride celebrations since the 1980's and walked in the march last year as Governor, Kare 11 reports.
The Twin Cities will be celebrating its 40th year of the gay Pride celebration, the Star Tribune reports.
Dayton says it is unnecessary to attack people because they are gay, and he has emerged as a leading critic of the amendment on the November ballot, reports Kare 11.

Duluth Severe Flooding

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Severe rains have wrecked havoc on the scenic town of Duluth, reports the Star Tribune.
Heavy rains have been falling on Duluth and surrounding areas since Tuesday, the Star Tribune said. Some areas have gotten as much as 9 inches of rain.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries but roads and private properties have taken the largest beating.
The Duluth Tribune reports an 8-year-old boy survived being swept away by the river-like current.
Governor Mark Dayton is due to visit the city in order to assess the damage brought on by the flooding, reports the Duluth Tribune.
Not only are homes and roads damaged but the Lake Superior Zoo was also hit pretty hard by the ongoing rain. Several animals drowned in the flooding and others were able to escape from their exhibits, the Duluth Tribune reports.

Summer Lunch Programs for Children Increase

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Woodcrest Elementary school is part of a growing trend in the Metro area, helping ensure that students are eating lunch even though they are on summer break.
The Spring Lake Park district is part of the federally funded Summer Good service Program reports the Star Tribune.
Hopkins area schools are taking a different approch, they offer well-balanced, non-processed meals for students reports Golden Valley Patch. Students 18-years-old and younger are eligible for these free meals. Hopkins area schools see these meals as not only feeding children but also a way to strengthen the community.
The number of 'free lunch' sites has increased from 538 to nearly 600, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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