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Two moms were asked to leave a public pool in Minnesota last week because the staff said they were making other patrons uncomfortable when they breastfed.

Just days later, more than a dozen moms returned to the site of the confrontation to publicly nurse their children.

Some drove as far as 90 miles for the “nurse-in” Saturday near the Mora Aquatic Center, about 70 miles north of Minneapolis.

“It was really emotional. It’s amazing,” Stephanie Buchanan told CNN affiliate WCCO. “We’re really, really thankful for all of the support that we’ve received.”

What went down at the pool

Buchanan and her sister-in-law, Mary Davis, took six kids to the Mora Aquatic Center on Wednesday for a swim.

When Buchanan’s 3-month-old son got fussy at the kiddie pool, she decided to feed him.

Buchanan slipped down the strap of her one-piece to feed Roman, but she was interrupted by another guest.

“A patron came up, a lady, at the pool and told me that I needed to cover up because her sons were swimming,” Buchanan told WCCO.

A staff member also approached Buchanan and asked her to be more discreet or go to the locker area, she told the station.

She refused. Police were called, and Buchanan and Davis, who also had breastfed her baby in the wading area, decided to leave.

“People have no problem seeing puppies feed from their mama,” Davis told WCCO. “But the minute mama’s breastfeeding, some people, it makes them uncomfortable. … They have a certain set of expectations how a mother should breastfeed.”

The moms plan to file discrimination claims against the city of Mora and Kanabec County. Buchanan also wrote about the episode in a Facebook post, prompting Saturday’s “nurse-in.”

You’re allowed to breastfeed in public in Minnesota

Minnesota law says a mother can breastfeed in any place, public or private. That includes public swimming pools.

“A mother may breast-feed in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother’s breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast-feeding,” the statute says.

The city wrote on its website that it supports nursing mothers and noted that the situation at the kiddie pool made some people uncomfortable.

“We apologize to Ms. Ellingson-Buchanan and Ms. Davis if they were offended by how they were treated. Although we cannot anticipate all possible scenarios, City policies and procedures will be reviewed and revised as deemed necessary,” the statement says.

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location, according to research by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

NEW YORK — Pablo Villavicencio has been released from ICE custody after being detained by immigration agents while delivering a pizza to an Army base nearly two months ago.

Pablo Villavicencio, a citizen of Ecuador, was detained on June 1 while making a pizza delivery at Fort Hamilton, according to WPIX.

He presented New York City’s identification card to the guards there, but was asked to show additional identification and was detained after a background check revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations.

He said he had visited military installations before without any problems.

Officials at Fort Hamilton said that Defense Department procedures require civilian visitors to present certain types of identification to get access to the base. New York’s city-issued card, which was initially marketed to the public as a way for unauthorized immigrants to get an official form of identification, is not among the accepted forms of ID.

Though he has no criminal record, Villavicencio did come to the U.S. illegally from Ecuador in 2008.

In 2010, according to ICE, he was granted voluntary departure and ordered to leave the country by July of that year. He never did. His wife said they filed a petition challenging that order.

The couple married five years ago and this year Villavicencio applied for his green card. They have two daughters, ages 2 and 4.

His case attracted public attention and is similar to the detention of Concepción and Margarito Silva, who were turned over to ICE while visiting their daughter and son-in-law at Fort Drum, an Army base in upstate New York.

They, too, said they’d visited the military installation before without issue.

Both instances sparked outrage among immigrant rights groups who see it as another example of how the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies are harming families.

The Marshalltown baseball team means much to the community. Tuesday the Bobcats cleaned-up, Wednesday they play ball.

Michael Admire has more on Marshalltown’s respite from a rough week.

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Volunteers poured in from across the state as hundreds of people gathered to help Marshalltown recover from extensive tornado damage.

The cleanup hasn’t been easy, and at times it has been dangerous; UnityPoint Health says 235 people have been injured in Marshalltown alone.

Eric Duffy and his daughter Mariah from Le Grand were among the volunteers.

“I was cutting a log. I don’t remember a lot of it,” Eric Duffy said.

That’s because the log Eric was cutting fell on top of him.

“There was blood everywhere, in my eyes, in my ears,” Eric said.

Then the roles switched–the people Eric was trying to help were suddenly helping him.

“A lady was trying to hold a rag on my head, but she was pretty shook up, so she took the rag and held it on my head,” Eric said.

That “she” is Eric’s 10-year-old daughter, Mariah.

“He was hurt and he needed help getting up and a lot more. He needed stuff wiped off, there was wood chips all over him,” Mariah said.

Eric says he is proud of his daughter.

“She did good, she is my little hero,” he said.

But there’s only so much a 10-year-old can do. When paramedics arrived, they realized Eric’s injuries were serious.

“I have a gash on the back of my head that they stapled up, I have a broken back, they said I had a concussion,” Eric said.

Eric, who was trying to help his neighbors, now wants to thank them for what they did for him.

“I’d tell them thank you for saving me and for making [Mariah] feel comfortable. It was scary, and she handled it like an adult,” Eric said.

Mariah said, “Some people don’t even know him, and they are still praying.”

IOWA  —  RAGBRAI co-founder Donald Kaul passed away on Sunday, but the legacy he created lives on and was enjoyed by thousands on Monday.

Day two of the ride across the state started in Denison and ended 72 miles away in Jefferson. This was the longest leg of the week-long ride.

Tuesday’s route, which spans 62 miles, will bring riders into central Iowa with an overnight stop in Ames.

The small town of Wilton is eagerly awaiting RAGBRAI’s arrival.

“I think it’s huge. Our town looks nice as it is, but we want to make it look fantastic,” said an excited resident.

The community is proud of the town and eager to show it off to visitors. When RAGBRAI arrives on Saturday, Wilton will see its population jump from about 2,899 to more than 14,000. A huge street party is planned with music, vendors, and food, including 100 gallons of ice cream.

Wilton residents say they plan to do it right.

“It’s one of our special events that we do here in Iowa, and so if we can help celebrate that, we’re all in.”

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  Roads are reopening and the power is slowing being restored across much of Marshalltown.

One resident says he’s lucky to see the progress. Mike Steffen’s business located off Main Street took a direct hit, but his home didn’t.

“We had rain plastering the window on the front door. I quickly locked the front door, and the door was rattling from the wind,” said Steffen.

Like other businesses on Main Street, The Tax Palace does not have a basement.

“We went in there and found a table, it was maybe four feet by four feet, stuff piled all over it, so we dove underneath there,” Steffen said.

Appraisers met with Steffen to assess the damage; Steffen says he’s glad his home did not take a hit.

Other business owners say they aren’t so lucky. The owners of Zeno’s Pizza say they have damage to both their businesses and home.

“Our home, we had a gigantic oak tree fall on the roof. It penetrated the roof and our kitchen is destroyed and part of our living space, as well,” Michele Buzbee said.

The Buzbees say Zeno’s Pizza and their other business experienced no serious damage, but like others they say they’re glad the community is helping to recover.

In this week’s What’s Bugging Andy?, Andy Fales says it’s the MLB All-Star Game, and fading baseball reverence and relevance.

Cyclones show Iowa Nice and lend Marshalltown a hand in wake of devastating tornadoes. Keith Murphy has more in Murphy’s Law.

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CALIFORNIA  —  An armed man barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Los Angeles, possibly with hostages, prompting a massive police response Saturday afternoon.

Events began with a shooting in the 1600 block of 32nd Street around 1:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) in which an elderly woman and a young woman were victims, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN.

The suspect fled in a 2015 Toyota Camry and during a police pursuit, the suspect fired multiple rounds at officers, Lopez said. None of the officers was injured.

The chase ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle, got out and ran into the store on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood, Lopez said. Customers ran out of the store, he added.

“We can confirm that there is an active barricaded suspect within a #TraderJoes in #Silverlake. An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available. Please continue to stay clear of the area,” Los Angeles police tweeted.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said a 20-year-old female patient was transferred to a hospital in fair condition. She was removed from a vehicle, not the inside of the store, Stewart said.

“We are on standby and prepared to support but no confirmation how many patients may be inside,” Stewart added.

Public safety agencies responded in force, with an armored police vehicle parked outside the store and seven ambulances and dozens of law enforcement vehicles arriving on the scene.

Aerial video shot from a helicopter showed armed officers carrying shields and a man walking out with his hands up.

The video also showed officers carrying a person who appeared to be injured, as well as people climbing out of a store window and down a rope ladder.

This is a developing story.

BONDURANT, Iowa  —  A normally quiet town buzzed with activity on Saturday in an effort to clean up debris left behind by a recent tornado.

In a matter of moments, severe weather devastated portions of Bondurant. Residents are in the process of piece their lives back together, but say they are also grateful to be alive.

“We made it. We made it. We’re just so happy,” says Sara Page.

Page and her three young children barely had any time to seek shelter before winds tossed around her in-laws’ camper like a toy, dropping it just a few feet from her house.

“That’s when I saw the camper hit the front of the house, bounce back. That’s when I grabbed the girls and went back through the kitchen, and as we were running, all these windows are just busting through,” she says.

Now, the house is almost unrecognizable. A family reunion of sorts has brought everyone back to Bondurant to piece the home back together.

Insurance adjusters urge homeowners to limit cleanup so they can asses the damage. The Iowa Insurance Division, along with several other organizations and agencies, set up shop at City Hall to help field questions and assist homeowners affected by the storm. The center is located at 200 2nd Street NE and will be open through the weekend, including Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.