April Fools Day

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Minnesota Businesses Get In On April Fools’

A number of Minnesota businesses and institutions got in on some April Fools’ Day fun Wednesday. Target introduced the new “Fanny Basket,” a shopping basket that will sit on your hip with the help of a mechanical belt for hands free shopping. There is also a coffee holder.

04/01/2015

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Walker’s ‘Big Announcement’ Turns Out To Be Badger Backing

Gov. Scott Walker’s promise of a “big announcement” on April Fool’s Day turned out to have nothing to do with presidential politics.

04/01/2015

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4 Things To Know: Religions Freedom Bills, April Fools’ & More

It’s April Fools’ Day, so if you hear something that sounds like it should’ve been among our 4 Things To Know for Wednesday but is not listed below, take that news with a grain of salt.

04/01/2015

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Good Question: How Did April Fools’ Day Start?

Wednesday is a day when you should trust no one, eat no food in the office and believe no stories that sound even remotely suspect. For centuries, we’ve been honoring April 1 as April Fools’ Day, trying to make fools out of our friends and family.

03/31/2015

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Police, Fire Crews Respond To April Fools’ Prank

Criminal charges could be filed after an April Fools’ Day prank led to a response from the Hopkins police and fire departments. According to officers, an unnamed 18-year-old texted his mother on Tuesday telling her that the kitchen in their house was on fire and he was evacuating.

04/02/2014

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Maple Grove Company Makes April Fools’ Cupcakes

If you’re still looking for a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, there’s a cupcake shop in Maple Grove selling treats with a twist. The store Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove is upping the ante this year with a special line of cupcakes.

04/01/2014

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Como Zoo To Help April Fools’ Pranksters

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is helping pranksters again this April Fools’ Day. The zoo has set up four fake hotlines to help fool your co-workers, family and friends. Each hotline has a special pre-recorded message. You can trick people into calling Mr. Lion at 651-487-8266, Ms. Ella Fint at 651-487-8267, Ms. Wolf at 651-487-8268 or Ms. Anna Conda at 651-487-8289.

03/27/2014

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April Fools’ Jokes Around Minnesota

When the home opener for the Twins 2013 season happens amid temperatures hovering around the freezing point, you have to presume that a few Minnesotans are going to take full advantage of the opportunity to pull an April Fools prank.

04/01/2013

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Ely’s Latest April Fool’s Prank: Social Media Ban

The small northern Minnesota town of Ely has had a lot of fun with April Fool’s Day pranks, and it appears this year is no different.

04/01/2013

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Madison Police Respond To Woman’s Prank On Sister

A woman’s April Fool’s prank pulled on her sister got the Madison police involved.

04/06/2011

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ To Spring Questions

Jason DeRusha hits ‘reply all’ to viewers’ Good Questions.

04/01/2011