Adam Bright of Syracuse, N.Y., won the 20th annual Great American Think-Off Saturday night held annually in New York Mills, Minn. He outlasted three other semifinalists, including Marsh Muirhead of Bemidji, last year's winner. This year's featured question: “The Nature of Humankind: Inherently Good or Inherently Evil?”
COVID-19 case rate drops in 75 of 87 Minnesota counties
Transmission levels are still high throughout Minnesota.
Man, 62, dies after his truck leaves road, hits tree
The Wisconsin man died after being airlifted to Regions Hospital.
Municipal liquor stores in 24 MN cities could be in jeopardy
These sites reported losses in two of the last three years, triggering a mandatory hearing.
2 Minnesota Wild players test positive for COVID-19
Both players will be unavailable Thursday night when the Wild face the expansion Kraken.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, October 28
The latest from the state.
Target reveals first Black Friday deals, available next week
There are some steep discounts to be had, even though Black Friday is nearly a month away.
'Dancing with the Stars: Live!' coming to Minnesota in February
The show's professional dancers will be at Mystic Lake.
WATCH: Video shows terrifying moment train derails in Fairmont
A large chunk of the track appears to come off just before the derailment.
Grocery store beer sales? MN House hears nearly 30 proposals to update liquor laws
Calls to change the state's liquor laws grew louder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headstones pushed over, smashed by vandals at cemetery in Alexandria
Police have released images of a vehicle they believe is connected to the case.
Minn., Wis. to face off this weekend in Border Battle Beer Fest
A new competition between Minnesota and Wisconsin will start brewing this weekend in the Badger State when the first annual Border Battle Beer Fest begins in Somerset, Wis. The competition Saturday will feature 50 brews from each state, and a secret panel of judges will determine a winner -- who will be awarded a "Golden Firkin." The term firkin stands for an old English unit of volume.
Bemidjian defends 'Great American Thinker' title
Writer, poet, photographer, bodybuilder, pilot, flight instructor and Bemidji dentist Marsh Muirhead added another title to the list last year – Great American Thinker. Now he aims to defend the title. Muirhead was recently named one of four finalists for the 20th annual amateur philosophy contest, “The Great American Think-Off,” to be held June 9 in New York Mills.
Hoffman, Minn. man grows 1,000 lb. pumpkin
David Starner of Hoffman has been challenging himself to grow a half-ton pumpkin since 2002. Finally this year, after installing heating cable in his garden soil and building a mini greenhouse over each seedling, Starner thinks he's done it. According to the pumpkin's measurements, it should weigh in around 1,029 pounds.
Minn. native Jessica Lange wins Emmy for 'American Horror Story'
Cloquet native Jessica Lange took home the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Sunday night for her role as the evil neighbor, Constance Langdon, in the FX series "American Horror Story."
Potato gun firing walnuts sets off police blockade, school lockdown
Police in New York Mills, Minn., got a report about "shots fired," so they set up a perimeter and locked down a nearby school. They later caught two people with a potato gun. One officer on the scene said: "When you use walnuts, it does sound like a shotgun."
America's tallest man living in Rochester, Minn. gets new shoes
America's tallest man, 30-year-old Igor Vovkivinskiy of Rochester, received a much needed pair of shoes from Reebok Thursday. After 15 foot surgeries in the past few years, Vovkivinskiy was in a desperate need of custom-made shoes.
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