The top 20 most clicked-on BringMeTheNews stories of 2013


Here are the most popular stories by page views on for 2013. This year's list includes tragedies and triumphs.

1. Forecasters: Minnesota to fall back into the deep freeze (12-27-13)

Our most popular story of the year was posted just last weekend, as a wicked cold front moved through the state after balmy high temperatures in the 40s.

2. Peterson: Please stop tweeting photos of my son (10-12-13)

One of the biggest Minnesota sports stories of the year was the death of the son of Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

3. Minnesota newlyweds to do some 'dirty dancing' on 'Good Morning America' (11-7-13)

A newly married couple from Hastings had the time of their lives after a video of their wedding dance went viral (photo above).

4. Father, son rescue 3 deer from frozen lake in Albert Lea (12-7-13)

A father and son star in a touching story. They saw on Facebook that a deer was stranded out on the ice. When they set out to find it, they discovered – and rescued – the deer and two of its pals as well.

5. Rare stomach bug outbreak reaches Minnesota (7-26-13)

A stomach bug outbreak that had sickened nearly 300 people across the country and puzzled health experts made its way to Minnesota last summer.

6. Letterman jokes with special top 10 list for 'least successful Minnesota businesses' (9-24-13)

Sen. Al Franken enlisted the help of a top comedy pal last fall for some fun at the Minnesota Business Partnership dinner.

7. 5,000 people sing Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' at Mall of America (12-6-13)

Zach Sobiech's hit song touched people around the world before and after his death in May. Video of the massive singalong earlier this month went viral.

8. Jilted Moorhead bride donates reception hall to disability organization (10-14-13)

The story of Michelle Marxen's simple act of grace struck a chord with in a lot of readers. “You can’t heal if you’re going to dwell on what could have been,” she said.

9. Duluth college student in critical condition after spending night on neighbor's porch (12-10-13)

Police say Alyssa Jo Lommel, 19, had been drinking the night she passed out on a frigid porch earlier this month. She is reportedly improving.

10. Minnesota mom sues, alleging firing after she appeared in Playboy (10-1-13)

A 33-year-old mom from Kasson, Minnesota, (photo at left) sued a former employer, alleging that she was fired because she appeared in a Playboy magazine pictorial.

11. Officials: Hospitalized UMD student found 'stiff as a board' on porch (12-11-13)

University of Minnesota Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel suffered severe hypothermia.

12. Western Wisconsin man injured in welding accident dies on wedding day (10-10-13)

A 22-year-old man hospitalized with severe burns fought to stay alive for four days until he died the day he was supposed to be married.

13. Sweet story: Dairy Queen worker serves up act of kindness (9-19-13)

Hopkins Dairy Queen manager Joey Prusak had no intention of becoming a social media sensation, but that's what happened after a simple gesture of decency.

14. Orono victim remembered as beloved physician (11-16-13)

Stephen Larson, the 74-year-old doctor found shot to death in his Orono home, was remembered as a wonderful friend and beloved physician.

15. 2 hospitalized, several injured after pedal pub tips over (8-15-13)

A Pedal Pub careened down a Minneapolis hill and toppled onto its side, spilling passengers into the street and injuring several.

16. Body of Wis. 2-year-old was found in a vehicle trunk (7-17-13)

Family members of Isaiah Theis (photo at left) say they believe the 2-year-old took the keys from his father’s mechanic shop, opened the trunk and climbed inside.

17. One-of-a-kind ad man John Olson dies at 56, Kupchella remembers a friend (9-7-13)

BringMeTheNews CEO and founder Rick Kupchella writes about John Olson, an advertising business legend.

18. Video: Mauer's no-look, behind-the-back grab (6-10-13)

Twins star Joe Mauer's days as a catcher are over (he'll move to first base), but we'll always have memories like this.

19. Document indicates possible cause of pond crash that killed 2 children (12-3-13)

A final report has not yet been issued, but a preliminary investigation by an accident reconstruction specialist at the scene of the crash in St. Louis Park indicated an “overcorrection” on the roadway by the driver, the mother of three of the children.

20. Dog whose dip in Lake Superior touched millions dies at 20 (7-18-13)

Schoep the dog, whose widely shared image stirred the hearts of people around the world, died at his Bayfield, Wisconsin, home.

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