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Man Travels 1,500 Miles To Adopt Dog, Is Hitching HomeA Portland man was so enamored by a shelter dog he saw on the Internet that he bought a one-way ticket to Minneapolis, adopted the puppy and is now couch-hopping on the 1,500-mile trek back home.
Deez Nuts Drops Into The State Fair CrushThe 2016 presidential election is still more than one year away, but dozens of political candidates take advantage of the State Fair every year to meet voters. One Independent presidential hopeful who has been grabbing headlines for his unconventional name stopped by the fair on Saturday.
Loose Cow In N.D. Keeps Officers Busy For 90 MinutesPolice in North Dakota were kept udderly busy Friday morning after a cow escaped, according to reports from Bismarck. The television station KFYR-TV reported that the cow escaped from Kist Livestock as it was being loaded onto a trailer in Mandan, North Dakota.
Washington Post Reporter Invited To Tour 'Ugliest County'Residents in northern Minnesota want to convince a Washington Post reporter that Red Lake County is not, in fact, the ugliest county in the nation. People there rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for Christopher Ingraham.
MN Independence Party Touts State Fair Cameo By Deez NutsMany attending the Minnesota State Fair make the most of their opportunity to sound off or enjoy a rap session with the politicians who attend. But what would you say to Deez Nuts?
DFL Calls MN GOP's State Fair Shirt Plug 'Tasteless'The Minnesota DFL is questioning the timing of a post from the Republican Party of Minnesota's Facebook page Wednesday morning. The post, which has since been deleted, showed a picture of a shirt the party is presumably making available for purchase at the Minnesota State Fair.
Safari Guide Killed By Lion In ZimbabweA lion charged and killed a safari guide who was leading a group of tourists in the same national park in Zimbabwe that was the home of Cecil the lion who was killed by a bow hunter in July.
‘Babywearing’ On The Rise With Twin Cities ParentsWraps and carriers can support children up to 60 pounds by tethering them tightly to an adults torso. Some use wraps others carriers, but the concept is the same, and it's started a movement in the Twin Cities.
Washington Post To Offended Minnesotans: Get Thicker SkinThe Washington Post has a message for Minnesotans upset that the newspaper called one of its counties the nation's ugliest: Get thicker skin. Earlier in the week, the paper ranked out counties based on their natural beauty, isolating key factors such as weather, access to lakes and rivers and sun exposure.
Hastings Family Reunion Falls Just Short Of RecordA family in Hastings fell just short of breaking the world record for people attending a family reunion. More than 1,500 members of the Bauer family got together on Sunday.
Found In A Dump, Lost Purple Heart Medal Heading To FamilyThe family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.
Betty White Blasts Hunter Who Killed Cecil The LionBetty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.