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Wis. ‘Snuggle House’ May Have Shuttered

A new snuggling business in Wisconsin’s capital city may have closed amid scrutiny from city officials. Customers at Madison’s Snuggle House can snuggle with professional cuddlers for $60 an hour. Supporters say the business helps people relax through non-sexual touch.

12/09/2013

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Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Sells For Nearly $1M

The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. Christie’s auction house did not immediately identify the absentee buyer who agreed to pay $965,000 for the sunburst-finish guitar.

12/06/2013

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Minn. Festival Team Aims For Record Snowball Fight

A cast of Minnesota beer enthusiasts has a frosty ambition: To stage the largest snowball fight ever. The group started to nurture the state’s craft brewing industry announced the goal Wednesday and hopes to achieve it during the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Jan. 25 at the state fairgrounds.

12/04/2013

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‘U’ Ranks #1 … For Cheating On Your Partner

The University of Minnesota is ranked first in the nation. Unfortunately, that ranking is not for academics, but for people cheating on their significant other. The claim comes from a new survey conducted by Ashley Madison, the website intended for those looking to find affairs or cheating partners.

12/03/2013

Musician Bob Dylan Performs onstage during the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Bob Dylan Charged In France Over Croatia Remarks

French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November.

12/03/2013

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Minnesota Man Attempts To Break Bell-Ringing Record

Tuesday is the day for a Minnesota man who has set his sights on a world record with a holiday twist. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

12/03/2013

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Man Who Tossed $1,000 At MOA Tells His Story

Bloomington police cited a 29-year-old man for disorderly conduct for tossing 1,000 dollar bills over an upper floor railing at the Mall of America. Serge Vorobyov, of Apple Valley, admitted throwing the money as a choir performed “Let it Snow” on Friday.

12/01/2013

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Man Cited After Tossing $1,000 Into MOA Rotunda

You know the old saying: money doesn’t fall from the sky? Well, it did on Black Friday at Mall of America. Serge Vorobyov threw $1,000 in dollar bills from the fourth floor of the Mall of America rotunda as a choir performed “Let it Snow” on the ground floor below.

11/30/2013

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Touring Male Stripper Busted For Assault In St. Cloud

A dancer with a traveling troupe of male strippers was arrested for assault in St. Cloud last week. According to police reports, the fight happened outside the Red Carpet club in downtown St. Cloud last Thursday.

11/26/2013

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Wis. Battle Of Abortion-Themed License Plates Continues

Two weeks after Republicans who control the state Assembly voted to create anti-abortion license plates that say “Choose Life,” Democrats have introduced a proposal to create plates that say “Support Planned Parenthood.”

11/26/2013

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Locally Laid Egg Co. Gunning For Super Bowl Berth

A local egg company has been named one of four finalists competing to have their ad played at this year’s Super Bowl in February. Locally Laid Egg Company has already beat out thousands of others to get this far and now they need your help to get more votes.

11/25/2013

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St. Cloud: Keep Your Couches Inside, Please

The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches. The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.

11/19/2013

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Police: Man Assaults St. Cloud Hospital Worker

St. Cloud Police say they arrested a 22-year-old after he allegedly assaulted a hospital worker early Saturday morning. Police say Zeppelin Michael Peterson was arrested after the St. Cloud Hospital incident.

11/16/2013

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Late-Night Wis. Session Gets Downright Goofy

It’s said nothing good ever happens after midnight. Or maybe it’s 10 p.m. Or 2 a.m. No matter. When it comes to the Wisconsin Assembly, whenever it gets dark outside things tend to get goofy.

11/15/2013