2012 In Review — Top Local Watercooler Headlines

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Twins Born At HCMC In Different Years - 1/1/12
A mother welcomed two bundles of joy overnight in Minneapolis — one in 2011 and the other in 2012. Read more.
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9-Year-Old Suspended After Michael Jackson Dance - 2/5/12
A 9-year-old boy was suspended last week after he mimicked Michael Jackson's crotch grab during a rendition of "Billie Jean" at school. Read more.
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Wis. Man Charged After Cooking Own Meal At Denny's - 2/23/12
A man who claimed to be the new manager of a Denny’s restaurant in Madison is facing charges after cooking himself a cheeseburger and fries before police showed up. Read more.
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Seat Warmers Can Cause Toasted Skin Rash Permanent Scarring - 2/24/12
A popular feature many of us have in our cars could be leaving us permanently scarred. Doctors say heated seats can lead to a skin condition called Toasted Skin Syndrome. Read more.
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Police: Man Caught With Drugs, 19-Inch TV In His Pants - 2/24/12
A 21-year-old Columbia Heights man is accused of hiding drugs and stolen property in his pants while outside an Eagan business, according to charges filed Friday in Dakota County Court. Read more.
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Presidential McNugget Sells For $8K On eBay - 3/6/12
A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay. Read more.
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Firefighters In Drag Battle Engine Fire At Parade
Two male firefighters adorned in bright dresses rushed to battle an engine fire during the Padua Parade in central Minnesota. Read more.
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Man Gets Ticket For Yelling At Cat - 3/22/12
A man who was heard yelling obscenities at his cat was cited by police in Chaska, Minn. Read more.
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School Rejects Boy's Porn Star Prom Date - 3/22/12
A Twin Cities high school student has been told that he will not be allowed to bring the porn star he recruited to be his date to prom. Read more.
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Coon Rapids Tells Man He Has Too Many Snakes - 3/23/12
A man’s love of snakes and reptiles has led to trouble with the City of Coon Rapids. Scott Nellis owns more than 400 snakes, geckos and lizards; but Coon Rapids wants him to downsize. Read more.
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America's Tallest Man Receives 25K Shoes - 10/18/12
ne of the most expensive pairs of shoes in the country now belongs to the tallest man in America. Igor Vovkivinskiy, 30, of Rochester, Minn., stepped into a $25,000 pair of Reebok sneakers. Read more.
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Pink Tap Water Unnerves St. Michael Residents - 5/7/12
Residents expecting crystal clear water to come from their taps were concerned when they instead saw a pink liquid flowing into their sink basins. Read more.
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Cops: Man Arrested For Exposing Himself While Spread Eagle In Ramsey Park - 5/11/12
Police arrested a 50-year-old man Thursday after he was allegedly found tied to a tree, blindfolded and waiting for anonymous sex in a Ramsey park. Read more.
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Police: Drunken Boater Swims From Cops For 2 Hours - 7/2/12
Police in western Wisconsin pepper sprayed a boater they believe was drunk when he buzzed near swimmers in his boat. Read more.
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Naked Woman Arrested After Lying Out On Front Step - 7/9/12
A 52-year-old western Wisconsin woman was arrested after a police officer discovered her lying naked in front of her house last Friday. Read more.
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Relief Near For Ramsey Man's 19-Year Headache - 7/912
There’s new hope for a Ramsey man who has suffered from a headache for nearly 20 years. Read more.
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Man's Tattoo Threatens Cop, Lands Him In Jail - 11/8/12
A Minnesota man is in jail because of a Facebook picture of what police call a threatening tattoo. Read more.
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Motley Boy Bags 28-Point Buck On Hunting Opener - 11/08/12
A 12-year-old boy from Motley had a deer hunting experience he will likely never forget on the opening weekend of the season. Dylan Beach is seen in pictures smiling from ear-to-ear, not surprisingly, after he bagged a 28-point deer. Read more.
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