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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.
Ordinance Forbids Throwing Snowballs In Wausau, WisconsinSnowballs are lumped in with missiles, rocks, arrows, none of which are you allowed to throw.
This Was The Purse Lizzo Brought To The American Music Awards Red CarpetHer tiny purse became a running joke on Twitter, with some users joking about what it could hold (their patience, hopes for 2020).
Here We Go Again: Salad & Brownies Ranked As Most Popular Thanksgiving Dishes In MinnesotaRemember grape salad? Remember the egg the New York Times had all over their face when they declared that delicacy, which does not exist, Minnesota's most beloved turkey day dish?
MSP Airport's Therapy Cat, Stitches, Is The Internet's New Favorite FelineMSP Airport has had a therapy program for four years, and 96 dogs. But Stitches is the very first cat.
Hoax Alert: Costco Isn’t Giving Away A $75 Coupon“While we love our fans and our members, this offer is a SCAM, and in no way affiliated with Costco. Thanks to our fans for letting us know about this recurring hoax!”
Chesapeake, Va. Has Banned Teens From Trick-Or-Treating For DecadesThey actually eased up a bit after the age limit went viral last year; the previous age limit was 12 and offenders were threatened with jail time.
Study Finds People Enjoy Movies More In Theaters Than At HomeThe study used sensors and found that people watching in the theater thought the movie was more dramatic, intense and high quality.

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New Research Shows Wild Blueberries May Help Wounds Close FasterNew research by the University of Maine shows that wild blueberries may have wound-healing properties.
WATCH: Man Rescues Kittens Stuck In Ice By Pouring Warm Coffee On ThemThree seemingly abandoned kittens found with their tails stuck under ice were rescued last week following a chance encounter with an oilpatch worker in central Alberta, Canada.
'One Of The Craziest Things I’ve Seen': Man Arrested For Smoking Joint During Court AppearanceA Tennessee man appearing in court on a marijuana possession charge was arrested Monday after he started smoking a joint in front of a judge, authorities said.
Teen Won't Be Able To Walk At Graduation Unless He Cuts His DreadlocksA Texas family is threatening legal action against their local school district after their teen son was told he couldn't walk at graduation because of his hair.
'Oh No! Awful Poster': Hospital Sign About Using Phones Around Babies Divides ParentsA British hospital set off a debate on social media after it placed posters in its neonatal unit urging parents to look at their babies, and not their phones, while feeding.
Dog With 'Wonky' Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned HimA dog with a permanently slanted "wonky" face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.
Report: 'Forever Chemicals' Contaminate Drinking Water In Dozens Of CitiesThe contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated, an environmental group reported on Wednesday.
Study: 'Phubbing' Your Children Could Put Them Risk For DepressionParents who prefer to be on their smartphones instead of paying attention to their children may be putting them at increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Police: Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots 3 Of 4 Suspects Trying To Rob HimA pizza delivery driver shot three of four suspects who tried to rob him during a late-night delivery, police in North Carolina said.