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Beloved Barnum diner reopens after flood

The "Open" sign has again flickered to life at Lou's Rustic Diner, seven weeks after a flash flood soaked downtown Barnum. It was an emotional reopening for owners Lou and Robin Paulson, as well as for regular customers, some of whom helped clean up after the June deluge, KARE 11 reports.
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Tears flowed freely at Lou's Rustic Diner in Barnum as the diner reopened after flooding devastated the town seven weeks ago, KARE 11 reports.

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