Becca from Sartell asked: Why do we give an apple to a teacher? Some believe the apple is a symbol is knowledge. But others suggest that back in the 1800s, frontier families were responsible for feeding teachers and apples happened to be plentiful. The tradition continues even after families no longer fed teachers.
A Minnesota woman has found a diamond ring worth at least $5,000 in a pair of secondhand pants, but says she can’t bring herself to keep it.
The holiday season isn’t exactly known as a time to talk taxes. Maybe it should be. At Goodwill’s across the Twin Cities, donations are up 15 percent as people attempt to get last minute tax deductions for 2011.