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Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery
The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.
7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate
"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.
Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood
It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities
They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.
MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting
The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.
What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?
The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Vikings taking a cornerback in his first mock draft
Mike Zimmer may be gone, but the tradition lives on.
Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks
The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.
After photo, inspiration and comfort for beloved dog, owner
A now iconic photo of Wisconsin resident John Unger and his 19-year-old dog Schoep resting together in Lake Superior went viral a few months ago and has now been seen around the world, inspiring countless letters, gifts and donations. The money has helped ease the pains of the aging animal, and the sentiments in the messages from strangers have touched Unger's heart. But a humble and grateful Unger feels the weight of what is to come, WCCO reports.
'Spiritual thing': Wisconsin man, dog at peace amid Internet fame
A serene but extremely compelling photo of a man and his dog in Lake Superior became an online sensation. Life changed a bit for John Unger and his 19-year-old dog Schoep amid all the attention. But they still go for swims. And Schoep is doing well after treatments to ease his arthritis.
Photo of man cradling aging dog in Lake Superior strikes chord online
A photo of a Bayfield, Wisc., man swimming with his aging dog in Lake Superior has found a huge following online. The photo shows John Unger cradling his 19-year-old shepherd mix, Schoep -- who suffers from arthritis and finds comfort in the water. Photographer Hannah Stonehouse posted the photo on Facebook, and it reportedly has been viewed more than 1.8 million times.
Dog breeder accused of drowning puppies will fight cruelty charges
The lawyer for a Dakota County dog breeder says the puppies his client allegedly drowned were not pets. He maintains "commercial" animals are subject to a different set of rules than pets. Dayna Bell faces 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
Local web designer's Cat Olympics photos go viral
Nicholas Longtin of Minneapolis watched his Cat Olympics Flickr project go viral this week, CityPages reports. The idea struck him while watching the Olympics as his cats were bounding around his living room. "I thought, 'They're just like little Olympic athletes,' Longtin says.
DNA service helps nab dog poop scofflaws
A DNA laboratory that specializes in dog feces now offers apartment complex managers a way to track down tenants who let dogs do their business in public spaces. The managers collect dog DNA saliva when new tenants move in. If managers later find droppings where they don't belong, they send in the sample for testing to identify the disobedient pet owner. The service has arrived in the Twin Cities.
'World's tallest' dog contender dies
The North Dakota owner of 6-year-old Boomer is mourning the loss of her 180-pound, 7-foot long pet. The dog received international attention after making a bid for world's tallest, generating interest in part because it was a Landseer Newfoundland and not a Great Dane. Boomer was put to sleep after a diagnosis of bone cancer.
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