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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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Hospital Nurses Throw Surprise Birthday Party For Cancer Patient: 'It Made Me Kind Of Tear Up A Bit'A Kentucky woman who has been fighting a life-threatening blood disorder for more than a year got a big surprise for her 18th birthday.
'I'm Really Upset': Girl Scouts Cheated Out Of Cookie Proceeds With Fake CashGirl Scout cookies are big business this time of year and fraudsters from Florida to Oregon are taking advantage by passing along fake money.
Officer Uses Tourniquet To Help Save Girl Shot In Drive-By: 'It’s What I’m Sworn To Do'An 11-year-old girl who was shot in a drive-by shooting may have a police officer and his use of a tourniquet to thank for being alive.
Police: Thief Steals Cart, Money From Firefighters At Grocery Store After Emergency CallA woman stole a firefighters' cart and money to purchase items at an Indiana grocery store after they received an emergency call and had to leave the store, police said.
Nurse Surprises Dying Patient With Heartwarming Song: 'There Wasn't A Dry Eye In The House'A nurse in Ohio is being hailed for going above and beyond to give one last surprise to a hospital patient being moved to hospice care.
Video Shows Driver Refusing To Move Over For Ambulance Responding To EmergencyA paramedic in Maine is sharing his video of a car refusing to pull over for an ambulance in hopes it will raise awareness.
Flight Attendant Fired For Being 1 Pound ‘Overweight’ Loses Court CaseA veteran flight attendant who was reportedly fired from Malaysia Airlines for being just one pound over "overweight" has lost her case against the carrier in court.
Audit: School Administrators Allegedly Spent $700,000 On Strip Clubs, Booze, Online GamingAn audit of an Alabama school district shows administrators misused more than $700,000 of public money on strip clubs, liquor stores, nonexistent vendors and scholarships for an administrator's children.
'That Is My Baby!': Teen's Mom Discovers Son's Good Deed On Social MediaThe mother of an Ohio high school student says she didn't know her son helps a blind woman cross the street until an image of them was shared on social media.