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Wis. Logger Frees Black Bear Trapped In Can

One lucky black bear has a Wisconsin logger to thank for helping him out of an odd situation. Garrett Smith found a bear struggling in a corn field near Rice Lake, Wis. on Sunday and used a claw to pop a can free from the bear’s head.

07/08/2014

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Oldest Rest Stop Worker Has No Plans To Slow Down

The open road of Interstate 35 is the gateway to cabin country. Sixty miles north of the Twin Cities, drivers often find rest near Kettle River, where one employee rarely takes a break. At 93 years old, Carlyle Myrvold does not live life in the slow lane.

07/07/2014

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Top 7 Lawn Games To Play For Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July holiday is coming up and backyard barbecues are sure to be abundant. While food and good company are a great start to any celebration, it’s always good to have a few games on hand if things get dull. Plus, who doesn’t like a little competition? Here are a few games, ranked from worst to best that offer up some fun and won’t require you to go indoors during your summer bash.

07/01/2014

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11 Most Magnificently Tatted World Cup Players

Maybe it’s because so many of them are prone to doffing their jerseys in celebration, but we couldn’t help but notice how many of this year’s players are sporting not just bits and pieces of artwork, but full body canvasses of impressive magnitude.

06/26/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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Exotic Dancer Sues Western Wisconsin Strip Club

An exotic dancer is suing a Fountain City strip club, accusing owners of violating state and federal labor laws by failing to paying dancers hourly wages and overtime.

06/25/2014

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She Called 911 From Mpls., But The Operator Picked Up In NYC

A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. It happened to Faye Lewis last month when she made the emergency call from her cell phone.

06/23/2014

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Police: Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.

06/23/2014

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Man Pulled By Horse Water Skis Through Puddle

The flooding that’s happening around Minnesota may be causing problems for some, but others are having a little fun with it. One Norwood Young America family may have even created a new sport. Rachel Slathar posted a video of her dad waterskiing through a big puddle being pulled by her horse.

06/23/2014

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Mpls. Dairy Queen Celebrates Anniversary With 1949 Prices

When a local ice cream shop celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, it decided to throw a big party for its neighbors. The Dairy Queen on Lowry Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis has been around for 65 years.

06/21/2014

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Richfield Family Saves Ducks From Sewer

Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.

06/20/2014

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Moorhead Police Chase Cuts Across Golf Course

A nice round of golf in Moorhead turned into a scene from a movie on Tuesday, and the fairway turned into a crime scene. A man wanted on theft and drug charges led police on a chase through a local golf course.

06/19/2014

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Where Do Minnesota’s Teen Drivers Rank In Safety?

A new report shows Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to how good our teen drivers are. Wallet-Hub used death statistics as well as safety and financial data to make the list.

06/19/2014

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Minnesota Teen Finishes Year Spent Sleeping Outside

Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn’t let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year. Hummel was preparing Friday to spend one last night in his treehouse at his family’s home in Hermantown.

06/06/2014

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