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These were the most read Bring Me The News stories of 2018

Had your fill of year-end lists yet? Cool 'cos here's one of ours.
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It's that time of year when the news starts to dry up as everyone takes off work and tries to be nice to each other for a few weeks.

That means we're among the many media outlets looking for fresh content to keep us going through to the New Year.

We couldn't find any, so here are the 10 most read Bring Me The News stories of 2018 – click the images or headlines to re-acquaint yourself with each one.

1. Gallery: Lake Minnetonka mansion put on the market for $15.8 million

Our readers were very much intrigued by this May story about the most expensive home in Minnesota to hit the market.

It helps that it included a gallery of stunning pics, courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.

2. Watch: "I'm From Minnesota" song is becoming a viral hit

Remember this? Our readers went crazy for the work of local hip-hop artist Alex Frecon in early September.

3. Final list of how much snow fell in Minnesota – and it's insane

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Holy crap do you remember that ridiculous mid-April snowfall? When the Twin Cities saw 18 inches of snow and other areas saw more than two feet? 

I mean, how could you forget?

4. Celebrities reacting to the Minnesota cold will never get old

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One of the earliest stories under the new leadership of Bring Me The News (thanks for sticking with us, btw) was all about laughing at celebs in town for the Super Bowl who couldn't handle the temperatures.

5. Harley Davidson riders killed in crash leave behind 5 children

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This sad story about a double fatal crash in west-central Minnesota attracted attention after a GoFundMe was launched to help the couple's family. It has since raised more than $25,000.

6. Storms leave a path of destruction across Minnesota

It was only three months ago that this devastating storm system moved through Minnesota, causing damage in towns including, but not limited to, Granada, Morristown and Faribault.

7. Woman fought off abduction attempt in southern Minnesota

This worrying incident happened in late July, when a woman from Corpus Christi in Texas was walking on a trail, and fought off a man who tried to grab her.

8. Climate experts release forecast for Minnesota's upcoming winter

What's more interesting to read about than the weather forecast? How about 3 MONTHS of weather forecasts? There was optimism that we would see a warmer winter than usual which is actually turning out to be pretty accurate if December is anything to go by.

9. Video: Compassion shown by Mounds View high school pitcher is sportsmanship at its best

The friendship between Jack Kocon and Ty Koehn became a national talking point as their embrace went viral after the end of the Totino-Grace and Mounds View high school baseball game. It was reported first by Bring Me The News, we should add (not something we can boast about very often!)

10. So, Philadelphia Eagles fans are awful, and they're coming to Minnesota

Remember the aftermath of the NFC Championship game? Vikings fans were given anything but a warm welcome in the city of brotherly love.

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Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.


Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

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Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.


Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

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St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

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Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

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Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.


Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

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Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.


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Sven Sundgaard joins Bring Me The News' weather team

Everyone knows Sven, but here's an introduction anyway.

Meet Bring Me The News' new travel writers: Twice the Baggage

Ashlee Kronforst and Ryan Monk will provide travel tips, cost-savers and vacation reviews. will relaunch as Bring Me The News

A message from the new leadership at Bring Me The News.

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Watch MN native's hilarious 'Star Wars' parody: 'The Minnesotalorian'

The remorseless bounty hunter treks through the Hoth-like tundra of Minnesota.

The girl who pulled a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake is awesome

The former Minnesotan told her story in a piece for The Guardian.

Welcome to Bring Me The News 2.0

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Which organizations raised the most on Give To The Max Day 2018?

The generosity of Minnesotans helped thousands of nonprofits.