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Minneapolis Ranked 9th Worst City For 'Green Thumbs'The average temperatures are too cold, the precipitation levels are less than ideal and the growing season is only 161 days.
Survey Suggests 57 Years Of Age Is Considered 'Officially Old'According to the survey, 39% of people worry about their declining health, making it the number one aging-related concern.
Minnesota's All-Hockey Hair Team Show Off Their 'Flow' While Salons Are ClosedThe creator of the hockey hair Minnesota videos just added a new one - he talked to the top 10 hockey hair boys from the state tourney this year to see how their “flow” is doing with salons being closed.
Coffee Consumption Is On The Rise In America, Study FindsThe average American drinks over 3 cups a day. Seven of 10 Americans drink coffee every week, and 62% drink it every day.
Take A Nap On The Job? It's National Napping DayThe day, tellingly, falls on the first workweek day after most people have "sprung forward" and set their clocks ahead an hour.
Coronavirus Prevention: Prince Song Lyrics To Help You Wash Your Hands The Full 20 SecondsWhat better way to re-train Minnesotans how long they need to scrub down at the sink than to put it in terms of Minnesota's most famous musical export? We're talking about Prince.
‘I’m Really Sorry This Won’t Happen Again’: Child Writes Apology Letter After Prank Calling 911Police in northern Minnesota received a heartfelt apology letter Friday from a child after he prank called 911 multiple times.
Missing Camera Found In Two Harbors Returned To Owners Months LaterThe camera sat on Chris Faust's shelf for months until he decided to recycle the battery. But then he discovered something else.
Wausau Considers Rescinding Ban On Throwing SnowballsRecent negative national attention over the rarely used ordinance has raised questions about whether it could be time to take snowballs off the naughty list.

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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.
Grocery Store Chain Fills Community Salad Bar With Booze, Cereal, Candy Because Of CoronavirusThe experts say some things will never be the same following the coronavirus pandemic. This may be an example of what they're talking about.
Storm Unearths Shipwreck Buried By Sand For 100 YearsA recent storm that unearthed a capsized boat in Utah’s Great Salt Lake had likely been buried in the sand for more than 100 years, officials said.