Games off to healthy start

062113_summergames-3The 2013 Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games started Thursday at Stillwater Area High School. Besides the athletic events, competitors, friends and families could visit Olympic Town and the Healthy Athletes Village. In the top photo, Jennifer Nelson, left, has her blood pressure checked by Denise McCord at the Healthy Athletes Village. Along062113_summergames-10 with blood pressure and diabetes checks, competitors and others at the games received more tips on living healthier lifestyles. While Katherine Keller, right, teaches athletes and spectators Zumba Thursday afternoon. The games continue through Saturday at the high school. (Gazette staff photos by Amanda White)

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