Latest Event Updates

March in Pine County Fair Parade to support Pride in the region

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Minnesota Freedom BandFor the very FIRST time, East Central PFLAG is organizing a unit in this parade, the biggest in the region.  Theme:  “A Decade of Pride in East Central Minnesota”.  PFLAG is looking for volunteers to help decorate, walk, hold signs, etc.  Wear your rainbow bling to show your pride.  This is done in effort to thank the overwhelming majority of the Greater Pine City community that has welcomed Pride for 10 years.

The parade begins Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.

Just announced:  Over 30 marchers from the Minnesota Freedom Band will participate in this event.  Join in the fun!  Call Julie if you want to participate or share ideas:  612.817.9541

Despite washout forecast, sun shined on Pride

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Despite the ominous forecast, hundreds descended on Pine City’s Voyageur Park for the 10th annual pride.   Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Minnesota’s Small-Town Gay Pride!  A special thanks to the scores of volunteers who help make this event possible.

WCCO’s Edward Moody to Emcee 10th Anniversary Pride

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WCCO TALENT PHOTOS 201320140209051513!Blue_wcco_4_logoEdward Moody joined WCCO as a reporter and weekend anchor in August 2012.  Before that, he worked as a morning anchor in Duluth, Minn. and the people of East Central Minnesota came to love him in both markets.   Edward has covered everything from the Red Lake school shootings in northern Minnesota to the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer.   He has interviewed such notables as Caroline Kennedy, Operation Desert Storm commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and Martin Luther King III.

He will emcee this year’s pride festivities which begin at Noon, Sunday, June 1.

Ex-Viking Esera Tuaolo will return to Pride; Hey Lonesome booked too!

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Pride 17The band lineup is set and Esera Tuaolo will return to perform at Pride for its tenth anniversary.  Last year, he sang for the first time on-stage his solo hit “Stronger”.  This year, the former Minnesota Viking is expected to energize the crowd with that hit and more!

New to the pride lineup is the bluegrass band Hey Lonesome!  Check out their website here for more info.

Check back for more details about who will be at Pride to help celebrate 10 strong years!