2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler Headlines2 Wis. Exotic Dancers Brawl Over $1 Bill - 1/21/13Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill. Read more.(credit: Jupiter Images)
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesWoman Cited 4 Times In 1 Day For Speeding Identified - 1/30/13The 49-year-old woman who received no fewer than four speeding tickets last week after flying down on I-90 as fast as 112 mph has been identified. Read more.(credit: Jupiter Images)
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesH.S. Goalie Scores An Own Goal, Flips The Bird & Quits Mid-Game – 2/13/13The Farmington varsity hockey team lost 3-2 to Chaska Tuesday night on Senior Night, but it wasn’t the loss that created the buzz. It was the way they lost. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesStudent’s Cell Phone Battery Explodes, Starts A Fire – 2/21/13An eighth grader is recovering at home Thursday night with second degree burns after his cell phone battery exploded in his pocket while at first period at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler Headlines‘Harlem Shake’ Video Led To Season’s End For Mound-Westonka – 2/22/13Friday night marked an unfortunate end of the season for the Mound-Westonka boys hockey team. Dion Koltes, the school’s activities director, needed to be escorted from the section quarterfinal game by police officers after parents started yelling at him for Mound-Westonka’s loss. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesTeen Drives Head-On Into Bear, Walks Away OK – 5/2/13A North Branch teenager recently had his own man-versus-beast encounter. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesCharges: Man Cuts Wires To Relieve Pressure On BrainPolice say a 65-year-old Hastings man admitted to cutting the wires behind an area business because they were contributing to the pressure on his brain. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesCops: Toddler Found On Street With Alcoholic Drinks; Dad Arrested - 4/8/13Police arrested a Hastings man after his 2-year-old son was allegedly discovered in the middle of the street with two alcoholic drinks. Read more.(credit: Hastings Police)
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesHigh Winds Create ‘Ice Tsunami’ On Mille Lacs Lake – 5/11/13People living around Lake Mille Lacs knew the ice would eventually have to come off their lake, but they never expected anything like what happened in May. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesCops Called After TV Show Host Tries To Stop House Demolition – 5/22/13An old mansion was torn down Wednesday in Minneapolis, but only after police were called in. But Nicole Curtis, host of the cable TV show Rehab Addict, said the mansion, built in 1880, should have been saved. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesBaby Wipes Clogging Sewer Systems In Smaller MN Towns - 6/25/13Cleaning wipes for babies are becoming increasingly popular, and some are even labeled “flushable.” But for a number of small communities in Minnesota, so many wipes are getting flushed that they are clogging up local sewer systems. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesNaked Woman Arrested After Lying Out On Front Step - 7/9/13A 52-year-old western Wisconsin woman was arrested after a police officer discovered her lying naked in front of her house. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesStudy: Link Found Between Losing Sports Teams, Heavier Fans – 8/28/13Believe it or not, a study published in August in a Psychological Science found that after a sports team loses, fans of that team eat 16 percent more saturated fats than they usually do. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesU Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain Surgeries - 9/9/13Lydia’s condition stopped two young University of Minnesota doctors in their tracks: Dr. Bharathi Jagadeesan and Dr. Andrew Grande. Plus, they never thought they'd see the condition more than once. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesAfter 68 Years, WWII Vet Returns Samurai Sword To Owner - 9/21/13A weapon once used in war is now a symbol of peace, thanks to a Minnesota man who wanted to do the "right thing." Read more.(credit: CBS)
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesMN Woman Fired From Job After Posing For Playboy – 10/1/13A Kasson, Minn. woman is suing her employer after claiming she was wrongfully fired for posing for Playboy, according to a complaint filed in Dodge County on Tuesday. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesBoy Boards Plane To Vegas At MSP Without Ticket – 10/6/13A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesOne-On-One With Dave Chappelle - 11/14/13Dave Chappelle sat down with his good friend, WCCO reporter Reg Chapman, to talk about his week in Minneapolis back in November, what’s ahead and more. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesMan Cited After Tossing $1,000 Into MOA Rotunda - 11/30/13Serge Vorobyov — who goes by the YouTube handle “Serge the Car Hauler” — 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. Read more.
2013 In Review — Top Local Water Cooler HeadlinesWisconsin DNR Struggling To Curb Sex At Nude Beach – 12/1/13Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state’s nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. Read more.