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GRAPHIC IMAGE: 494 Ramp To Nicollet Avenue Closed Due To Tanker Leaking BloodAuthorities said the blood was from an animal rendering plant. The ramp will remain closed until the blood is entirely cleaned up.
Survey: 2 Of 3 Parents Say They Haven't Had Good Sleep Since They Were A TeenOn average, people say they only get around five hours of sleep a night.
Wisconsin Mayor Wants Giant Robocop Statue In His City After Detroit Rejects ItStevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza told Wisconsin Public Radio he's been making calls to the artists about bringing the statue to his city.
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.
Crystal Ball Causes House Fire Near Wisconsin DellsA crystal ball didn't predict a fire in Wisconsin -- but it did start one.
Minnesota Ranked 2nd Best State In The US, Behind WashingtonMinnesota's highest marks came in infrastructure and opportunity, which both ranked among the top 10 in the country, as well as natural environment, which was ranked 10th.
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.
America's Least Favorite Pizza Topping Is ... Not PineappleA new survey finds, not terribly surprisingly, that America's #1 favorite pizza topping is pepperoni, followed closely behind by sausage.
Litchfield Horse Rambo Passes Away At 35 Years Old, Or 122 In Horse YearsThe life expectancy for horses is between 20 and 25 years. But a horse near Litchfield just passed away at the ripe, old age of 35.

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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.