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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/01/01/twins-born-at-hcmc-in-different-years/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/02/05/9-year-old-suspended-after-michael-jackson-dance/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/02/23/wis-man-charged-after-cooking-own-meal-at-dennys/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/02/24/seat-warmers-can-cause-toasted-skin-rash-permanent-scarring/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/02/24/police-man-caught-with-drugs-19-inch-tv-in-his-pants/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/03/06/presidential-mcnugget-sells-for-8k-on-ebay/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/03/17/2-firefighters-in-drag-battle-engine-fire-at-parade/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/03/22/man-gets-ticket-for-yelling-at-cat/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/03/22/school-rejects-boys-porn-star-prom-date/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/03/23/coon-rapids-tells-man-he-has-too-many-snakes/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/18/americas-tallest-man-receives-25k-shoes/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/05/07/pink-tap-water-unnerves-st-michael-residents/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/05/11/cops-man-arrested-for-exposing-himself-while-spread-eagle-in-ramsey-park/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/07/02/police-drunken-boater-swims-from-cops-for-2-hours/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/07/09/naked-woman-arrested-after-lying-out-on-front-step/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/07/09/relief-near-for-ramsey-mans-19-year-headache/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/11/08/mans-tattoo-threatens-cop-lands-him-in-jail/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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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. <a href="http://wcco.com/2012/11/08/motley-boy-bags-28-point-buck-on-hunting-opener/" target="_blank">Read more.</a>
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