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Mall Of America Tops List Of MN's Most Popular Attractions ... And It's Not Even CloseMall of America's 40 million visitors even outnumber the 20.5 million that visited Orlando's Walt Disney World in 2017, or the 18.3 million that went to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Companies Planning Fewest Holiday Parties Since The RecessionOnce cited reason that arose is the aftermath of the #MeToo movement.
Companies Working On Phones With Flapping, Folding ScreensSamsung showed off it's new prototype bendable smartphone during its annual developers conference yesterday.
Pringles Offering Thanksgiving-Flavored ChipsPringles is selling chips that taste like turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
UW-La Crosse Invites Porn Star For Student LectureChancellor Joe Gow says the world would be a better place if people were more open about sex.
9 Facts About Redheads For National Love Your Red Hair DayThe holiday was started by two redheaded sisters who wanted to help other gingers embrace and love their fiery locks.
49ers Cheerleader Takes A Knee During National AnthemAn unidentified cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers was photographed kneeling during the national anthem at Thursday evening’s “Battle of the Bay” between the Oakland Raiders and the Niners at Levi’s Stadium.
Most Workers Say They're Tired On The Job Very Or Somewhat OftenOnly 2 percent said they never work while they're tired.
Vikings Fan's Rental Car Reportedly Destroyed By Tailgaters' CoalsA state trooper reported this isn't the first time this occurrence has happened.

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WATCH: Students Surprise Color Blind Teacher With The Gift Of ColorA teacher who is color blind can now see some colors, thanks to an unexpected and generous gift from his students.
Jailed Lawmaker Says Inmates Want To Help Trump Build Border WallFormer Arkansas state Senator Jon Woods and 79 other inmates at a Texas federal prison are offering to help build President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.
Powerball Winner Shares Winning Jackpot With Wounded VeteransA single mom who won $343.9 million in a recent Powerball drawing is donating $500,000 to an organization that supports wounded veterans. And she says that's just the start.
UPS Driver Shares Photo Of Boy Playing In Leaves As A WarningA picture of a child, barely visible while playing in a pile of leaves at the edge of a road, is getting a lot of attention.
Man Banned From Disney Theme Parks After Displaying 'Trump 2020' SignA former Marine has been banned from Walt Disney World theme parks after he rode the Splash Mountain roller coaster while holding up a Trump 2020 banner.
Church Asks Members To Carry Guns After Suspected Gunman Attempted To Enter BuildingSome parishioners will now carry weapons into a historically black church in Kentucky visited by a white gunman before police said he killed two black people at a grocery store.
Mom Battling Cancer Raising Money For Final Dream Vacation With Her KidsAn Oregon mom battling terminal cancer is hoping to raise enough money to take her extraordinary family on one last special trip together.
Horse Survives Camp Fire By Jumping Into Someone's Pool To Escape The FlamesAmong the sadness of the Camp Fire's path of destruction, stories of perseverance and determination are emerging.
Chick-fil-A Announces Nationwide DeliveryThe company is celebrating by giving away up to 200,000 free chicken sandwiches when using a promo code on DoorDash.