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Duke The Dog Elected Mayor In Cormorant, Minn.

The new mayor of a Minnesota town is just 7-years-old, and he doesn’t say much. Voters in Cormorant, in Northwestern Minnesota, elected a dog named Duke by a landslide. The 12 people in the village each paid $1 to cast a vote.

08/13/2014

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MN Politician Responds To Williams’ Death With Campaign Tweet

A number of political observers and politicians alike took umbrage with a Minnesota politician’s response to news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.

08/12/2014

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Fox News Anchor Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct At MSP

A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

07/25/2014

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Audubon Society: New Stadium Could Be ‘Death Trap’ To Birds

A prominent ornithological group says the forthcoming Vikings stadium will be a serious threat to birds unless its glass is changed. The Audubon Society said that they are calling on the team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to modify the stadium’s current specs.

07/23/2014

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Donor Gives Purple Heart To ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Victim

The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home.

07/22/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Bodies-In-Suitcases Case

A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he tried to hide their bodies in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin road. The plea was entered for Steven Zelich, 52, during a brief hearing in Walworth County, where highway workers cutting grass found the suitcases on June 5. He appeared by video from the Walworth County Jail.

07/17/2014

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Explosive Device Found In Public Bathroom Detonated

Authorities say they were called to a public bathroom at a park near Bricelyn, Minn. last week after an explosive device was reported inside. The incident happened Wednesday, July 9, according to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

07/14/2014

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Gorillas Briefly Escape Enclosure At Como Zoo

A gorilla at the Como Zoo in St. Paul escaped its main enclosure. But, zoo officials say a second gorilla-proof barrier kept the animal from roaming free Thursday morning.

07/10/2014

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Professional Filmmakers Help Kids With Disabilities Make Movie Magic

It’s lights, camera, action on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. A special movie production is underway, featuring young adults with disabilities. And professional filmmakers are involved, donating their talents.

07/08/2014

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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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