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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Twin Cities mother is drawing mixed reactions after she wore her 1-year-old son on her back Friday, Oct. 5, while giving an on-air weather forecast. Susie Martin, who is a meteorologist with Eden Prairie-based weather company Praedictix, said she wore her son to work to promote International Babywearing Week, an annual week-long outreach event that promotes babywearing as a universally accepted practice.
MILWAUKEE — The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, Oct. 11, unveiled another North Dakota State University-themed bobblehead, this time commemorating the football teams' six FCS National Championships. The officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead features Thunday, the NDSU team mascot, holding two replica national championship trophies, with four additional replica trophies on the base of the bobblehead, which is in the shape of the 2017 National Championship logo.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Minnesota state lawmaker is making national headlines after a video clip showing him ripping a microphone away from his challenger and then lobbing it back towards her during an event here Monday, Oct. 8, spread online. The incident occurred during a legislative forum at the Rochester Public Library sponsored by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The forum was an open debate between incumbent GOP state Rep. Duane Quam (R-25A) and DFL challenger Jamie Mahlberg.
FARGO — Sarah Haeder began protesting outside abortion clinics when she was in third grade. Haeder, 41, of Moorhead, grew up in Emery, S.D., a small town of just over 400 people located 25 miles southeast of Mitchell, and was raised in a family she described as “devout Roman Catholics.” Haeder’s anti-abortion roots were instilled in her by her grandparents, who, Haeder said, “played a key role in my upbringing.” During the summer months of third and fourth grade, Haeder tagged along with her grandparents as they traveled to abortion clinics throughout the Midwest to protest.
An 8-year-old girl who grew up in the Twin Cities and now lives in Sweden made the discovery of a lifetime earlier this summer while skipping rocks in a Swedish lake: a 1,500-year-old pre-Viking age sword. Saga Vanecek, who lives with her family in Sweden after spending the first seven years of her life in Minnesota, pulled the 33-inch sword from the bottom of the murky lake, held it up in the air and declared “Daddy, I found a sword!” her father, Andy Vanecek said in a recent Facebook post.
If you’re a Facebook user and you’ve received a suspicious message in your inbox recently that urges you to forward a message onto your other Facebook friends: don’t do it. It’s a scam.
Cell phone users who receive an emergency alert on their phones this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 3: don't be alarmed. It's only a test.
FARGO — When a reporter from People magazine first emailed Tanya Bale in early September requesting information about her award-winning restaurant, she was, understandably, hesitant and in a bit of disbelief. “I Googled the lady that was contacting me,” said Bale, owner of The Shack on Broadway, 3215 Broadway, in north Fargo. “Sure enough, she was real and she works for People magazine.”
DAVEY, Fla. — As Roshelle Pearson and her boyfriend took their beloved Princess for a routine walk Saturday night, Sept. 29, a man perched above in a nearby apartment balcony armed with a scoped pellet rifle was planning the puppy's death, police said. "I'm going to shoot the dog," said 19-year-old Johansen Concepcion De La Ros, according to Daniel Alvarez, who was at the apartment when the shooting occurred. While walking, Pearson said she then heard a "pop," the Sun-Sentinel reports, but the noise "didn't register that someone had shot the dog," she said.
FARGO — While at band practice Wednesday night, Sept. 26, 42-year-old Luke Helm, of Fargo, received an unlikely notification on his phone. It was from his Ring Video Doorbell app. The alert came across his phone just before 10 p.m., an uncommon time for visitors to be arriving at his home, he said. The Ring doorbell works by placing it outside your front door and hooking it up to an existing Wi-Fi network, which then creates a ring of security around the home.