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Reality TV Show 'The B-----------' Erases WCCO From Minneapolis SkylineA popular reality TV show looks to have taken a piece of the Minneapolis skyline away. We can't help but wonder how everyone walking along the Mall in that shot knew whether warmer or cooler temperatures were on the way, or if it was going to rain.
Guthrie Audience Member's Pre-Show Rant Delays Opening Night For 'Christmas Carol'In the video, the woman is seen yelling at other people standing near her to "get out of my country." According to another audience member's report, the incident happened "right as the lights were dimming to start the show and then we all heard yelling and it went crazy for like 40 minutes after that."
It's National Cheese Curd DayYou won't find this holiday on many calendars, and you won't get a day off of work for it. But Friday is a national holiday, and one likely to be particularly dear to Minnesotans and Wisconsinites -- National Cheese Curd Day!
Minnesotans Vote For Giant Beaver As State Fossil
Where You Can Get A Free Cup Of Joe On National Coffee DayWednesday is National Coffee Day, and Americans are big coffee drinkers. Nearly 60% of Americans chose coffee each day, more than any other beverage.
Minneapolis Is #1 Pumpkin Spice City In U.S., Survey FindsIf you're a Minneapolitan and you're feeling a little jittery and comfort-seeking at the same time, there may be a simple answer. Minneapolis is ranked among the top five most caffeinated cities in the entire country ... and first for indulging in pumpkin spice lattes.
$1.45 Million Listing In Cold Spring Has ... Quite A Lot Of Animals InsideAn active home listing in Cold Spring is raising some eyebrows on Reddit lately, not for its price but for the photos of the interior. One photo shows a suspended kitchen rack holding copper pans but appearing to be topped by a mounted primate. And then there's the main living space, which is dominated by a still, standing giraffe carcass.
'These Nuts Have Now Been Placed In Evidence': Squirrel Leads Officer To Secret Squad Car StashA west-central Minnesota officer found himself in a very nutty situation Monday.
Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Only Bathe Kids If They See Dirt On Them"If you can see the dirt on them, clean them," he said. "Otherwise, there's no point."

Offbeat National News

Private Island In Bahamas Goes Up For SaleLittle Ragged Island, also known as St Andrew's, is the largest private island currently for sale in the Caribbean paradise.
World's First Space Hotel Scheduled To Open In 2027Back in 2019, Californian company the Gateway Foundation released plans for a cruise ship-style hotel that could one day float above the Earth's atmosphere.
Boston Dynamics Teaches Its Robot Dog New TricksThe rather charming bot has become famous in Boston Dynamics' videos of it dancing, going on walks and runs, and even encouraging social distancing.
'Like He Was There': Late Father Buys Son First Beer On 21st BirthdayMatt Goodman of Massachussetts was surprised on his 21st birthday with a beer, from his dad, who passed away six years earlier.
VIDEO: Christmas Package Allegedly Swiped Off Family's Porch -- By Amazon Driver!One Elk Grove family says the grinch who stole Christmas drove a blue Amazon van.
😂 😭 🥺 Top The List Of Most-Used Emoji On This World Emoji DayThere are more than 1,800 different emojis to choose from, but that library is about to expand.
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.