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Minnesota's Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Is ... (No, It's Not Grape Salad)Mashed potatoes are number one in ten states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin and also North Dakota.
Survey: Parents Relaxing House Rules With Kids During PandemicFurthermore, "pet parents" have also been finding themselves relaxing the rules more often, doing things such as offering extra treats to their dogs and cats.
Wisconsin State Patrol Pulls Over Vehicle With Snowmobile On RoofThe Wisconsin Department of Transportation published a photo of the incident Monday. They say they pulled the vehicle over on U.S. Highway 63.
Good Question: Why Do We Practice Daylight Saving Time?This Sunday at 2 a.m., most Americans will "fall back" and gain an extra hour when we revert to standard time. The first Sunday of November is the end of almost eight months of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Poll: Amid Pandemic, Many Feel Ready To Get Engaged To PartnersApparently the pandemic is helping women to get to know their partner better. Nearly half say one month in quarantine feels like spending a year in a relationship.
Minnesota's Biggest Phobia Is Aquaphobia, According To Search TrendsIowa's search indicates a strong sense of coulrophobia in the state. That's the fear of clowns. North Dakota and South Dakota are both represented by trypanophobia, the fear of needles.
Hormel Unveils New Bacon-Scented Face MaskThe Austin, Minnesota company will also donate up to 10,000 meals to the food bank network Feeding America for each request it gets.
People More Willing To Spend Money On Pets Than Selves, Survey FindsAlso, the survey from Restora-Pet found men were more likely than women to have a party for their pup.
Researchers Say 'Awe Walks' Can Significantly Boost Your Emotional HealthThe researchers say "awe walks" helped people to have more positive emotions and have less distress in their daily lives.

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Poll: 79% Of College Students Say They Wouldn't Attend Parties This Fall To Prevent Coronavirus InfectionA new poll from College Reaction/Axios found that students are eager to return to campus and willing to not party in doing so.
7-Year-Old Boy Throws A Prom For His Nanny: 'One Of The Best People I've Known'A teenage girl in North Carolina who couldn't attend her high school prom because of the coronavirus outbreak still got a special bash thrown just for her -- by a seven-year-old boy that she babysits.
Teens Raise $11,000 For Supplies To Help Navajo Nation During Coronavirus PandemicA group of teenagers in Phoenix raised more than $11,000 in three weeks for supplies to aid the Navajo Nation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police Chief: Officers Who 'Don’t Have An Issue' With Floyd Arrest Should Turn In BadgesChattanooga Police Chief David Roddy is taking a strong stand on the death of an African-American man at the hands of law enforcement officers in Minneapolis.
'It Sounded Like A Bomb': Turtle Smashes Through Driver's Windshield On HighwayA woman in Georgia was "literally in shock" after a turtle went flying across the highway and through her windshield, nearly striking her brother in the face.
'Biggest I've Ever Seen': Massive Alligator Trapped At Mini-Golf Course Is EuthanizedAn alligator believed to be the largest ever captured on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, was euthanized after it was trapped Tuesday evening at a miniature golf course.
Wedding Videography Company Denies Man Refund After Fiancée Dies In Crash: 'Life's A B***h, Justin'A wedding photography company is denying a refund to a man who lost his fiancee in a car crash before their wedding.
Police: Hammer-Wielding Woman Arrested After Out-Of-Town Visitors Targeted In Alleged Racist RantA couple visiting Houston over the Memorial Day holiday say they were victims of a racially-motivated public tirade by a woman carrying a hammer.
Purple Jellyfish 'Bigger Than All Three Of Our Kids' Washes Up On BeachWhen word got around on Peaks Island, Maine, over the weekend that a big purple jelly fish had washed up at Centennial Beach, the Ivers family had to check it out.