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2 Wis. Exotic Dancers Brawl Over $1 Bill - 1/21/13
Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill. Read more.
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Woman Cited 4 Times In 1 Day For Speeding Identified - 1/30/13
The 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.
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The 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.
H.S. Goalie Scores An Own Goal, Flips The Bird & Quits Mid-Game – 2/13/13 The 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.
An 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.
Student’s Cell Phone Battery Explodes, Starts A Fire – 2/21/13 An 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.
Friday 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.
‘Harlem Shake’ Video Led To Season’s End For Mound-Westonka – 2/22/13 Friday 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.
A North Branch teenager recently had his own man-versus-beast encounter. Read more.
Teen Drives Head-On Into Bear, Walks Away OK – 5/2/13 A North Branch teenager recently had his own man-versus-beast encounter. Read more.
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Charges: Man Cuts Wires To Relieve Pressure On Brain
Police 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.
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Cops: Toddler Found On Street With Alcoholic Drinks; Dad Arrested - 4/8/13
Police 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.
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People 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.
High Winds Create ‘Ice Tsunami’ On Mille Lacs Lake – 5/11/13 People 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.
An 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.
Cops Called After TV Show Host Tries To Stop House Demolition – 5/22/13 An 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.
Cleaning 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.
Baby Wipes Clogging Sewer Systems In Smaller MN Towns - 6/25/13 Cleaning 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.
A 52-year-old western Wisconsin woman was arrested after a police officer discovered her lying naked in front of her house. Read more.
Naked Woman Arrested After Lying Out On Front Step - 7/9/13 A 52-year-old western Wisconsin woman was arrested after a police officer discovered her lying naked in front of her house. Read more.
Believe 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.
Study: Link Found Between Losing Sports Teams, Heavier Fans – 8/28/13 Believe 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.
U Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain Surgeries - 9/9/13
U Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain Surgeries - 9/9/13
Lydia’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.
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After 68 Years, WWII Vet Returns Samurai Sword To Owner - 9/21/13
A 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.
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A 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.
MN Woman Fired From Job After Posing For Playboy – 10/1/13 A 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.
A 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.
Boy Boards Plane To Vegas At MSP Without Ticket – 10/6/13 A 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.
Dave 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.
One-On-One With Dave Chappelle - 11/14/13 Dave 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.
Serge 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.
Man Cited After Tossing $1,000 Into MOA Rotunda - 11/30/13 Serge 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.
Wisconsin 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.
Wisconsin DNR Struggling To Curb Sex At Nude Beach – 12/1/13 Wisconsin 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.
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