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Survey: MN Spent Nearly $100 Per Capita On Lottery In 2014

Recently-released research figures show that Minnesotans spent on average close to $100 per person during 2014. The figures were released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, who analyzed data from Stateline pertaining to the amount of money people in the U.S. shelled out for lottery tickets.

04/02/2015

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Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To Germanwings Pilot On Facebook

Michele Bachmann did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but she is still offering her thoughts on the political scene via her verified Facebook account. One of her most recent posts compared the performance of President Barack Obama to that of the pilot who authorities believe deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week.

04/01/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Casket Factory Gets New Life

Some people get a little uneasy when they hear the word “casket.” It brings up images of death and grieving.

But there’s an old casket factory in northeast Minneapolis that’s now brimming with life and creative inspiration.

03/29/2015

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Stevie Wonder Surprises North Minneapolis Church

New Salem Baptist Church is known for its community activism and outreach. But fewer people knew about the pastor’s famous friend, Stevie Wonder, until he showed up for Sunday service.

03/29/2015

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Watch This: CNN Releases Election 2016 Version Of ‘Too Many Cooks’

As you may know, political ads and events can sometimes, well, get weird – or awkward. In response, CNN made its very own political spoof of Adult Swim’s recent viral hit “Too Many Cooks.” The results are amazing.

03/20/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Rep. Aaron Schock Announces Resignation Amid Controversy

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month.

03/17/2015

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3 Iowa Cities Among Nation’s ‘Most Hipster’ … And None From MN

Think the Twin Cities are a hotbed for hipsters? Think again. Iowa’s the next new thing, according to a new analysis. The website FindTheBest just pulled numbers on American cities to see which ones were the most amenable to the hipster lifestyle.

03/16/2015

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Study: Being Alone As Bad As Smoking, Excessive Drinking

More Americans are choosing to live alone than ever before. And while it’s healthy to have “down time” by yourself, one study says too much alone time may shorten your life. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied 3 million people.

03/16/2015

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Adult Trial For Wis. Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Friday.

03/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Crapola

It started as a joke, an offhanded remark about granola between an Ely man and his wife. Eight years later, that joke has turned into a full time job and a company with a name you won’t forget: Crapola.

03/14/2015

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World Record Attempt Ice Sculpture Comes Down

An impressive ice sculpture in along Lake Superior in Superior, Wisconsin had to come down as spring-like temperatures persisted in Minnesota. The sculpture was built by Minnesota artist Roger Hanson, who was hoping to break a world record for the tallest ice sculpture at 53 feet high.

03/13/2015

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Movie Blog: ‘Friday The 13th’ Ranked, From Worst To Best

It isn’t so very often that we get two Friday the 13th months in a row. You don’t have to be superstitious to perk up whenever the fateful date approaches. You might just be a fan of some of the cheesiest, least frightening horror movies ever made, the Friday the 13th franchise.

03/12/2015

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Will Ferrell To Appear In 5 Arizona Spring Training Games

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams involved, HBO and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

03/12/2015

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Michele Bachmann Appears In Latest ‘Sharknado!’ Movie

Michele Bachmann is finding new work in our nation’s capital. She’s no longer a political member of Congress, but she plays one in the latest version of “Sharknado!” A picture of former Minnesota congresswoman Bachmann shows her filming outside the White House on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing For MN Woman In Labor

A Minnesota woman who was flying from Philadelphia to Atlanta went into labor, causing the flight she was on to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. According to a report from the CBS affiliate in Greensboro, Shaniqua Cherry was on American Airlines flight 611 when her water broke.

03/11/2015

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Dear Future Family: MN Couple Opens Up About Adoption Journey

For many American families, adoption is an abstract concept. These are the families who can take it for granted that they can conceive when they are ready and start their families how, and when, they wish.

03/10/2015

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Good Question: How Do Babies Survive In The Cold?

Often, we hear stories about children defying the odds, whether it’s spending overnights outside in the winter or surviving several minutes submerged underwater in icy lakes. So, are children just better at surviving the cold? Good Question.

03/09/2015

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Warm Weather Provides Boost To Local Businesses

The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.

03/09/2015

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Viral Hockey Hair Vid Earns Big Donation For Charity

It’s become an annual tradition now in the wake of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament to see who made the tongue-in-cheek All Hockey Hair Team. The YouTube user known as Pulltab Productions has been producing these videos — introducing the masses to such sartorial terms as “salad” and “flow” — for years now.

03/09/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrating 75 Years With Free Ice Cream

Dairy Queen said it plans to give away free vanilla ice cream cones to celebrate their 75th anniversary. The Minneapolis-based chain picked March 16 to celebrate because that will be the 75th day of the year.

03/09/2015

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Leopold Daughter Glad To Have Dad Back In Minn. With Wild

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.

03/08/2015

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Minnesota Man Finds Hidden Treasure In Postcard Collection

Fred Eckhardt of Boyd, Minn. is on a quest to get a card from every town in Minnesota and South Dakota- that means stops at garage sales during his cross-country trips. It was during one of those stops at an Illinois farm nearly 30 years ago, that he found something unusual.

03/05/2015

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World’s Oldest Person On Her 117 Years: ‘It Seemed Rather Short’

The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time. Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made the comment Wednesday, at a celebration a day before her 117th birthday.

03/04/2015