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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.
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.
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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.
MINNEAPOLIS — On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Adam Thielen, the Detroit Lakes native and star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, announced the launch of the Thielen Foundation, which will aim to create programs that serve, educate and inspire individuals to reach their full potential in life. Thielen, along with his wife, Caitlin, and their son, Asher, also announced the foundation's first partnership with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. The Thielen's presented the hospital with a $100,000 check, the first donation on the foundation's behalf.
FARGO — Just days after a procedure to remove a cancerous tumor in his brain in late August, 37-year-old Travis Anderson, of Fargo, thought he'd take a shot in the dark. A hail mary, if you will. "I didn't really know if he would reply," Anderson said. Equal parts fantasy football junkie and Minnesota Vikings fan, Anderson turned to an unlikely resource to open up to and share his story. It was with ESPN's Matthew Berry, the foremost face — and voice — in fantasy football today.
AMES, Iowa — A 22-year-old homeless man who had an "urge to rape and kill a woman" is in custody after stabbing a star collegiate golfer to death at an Ames, Iowa, golf course Monday morning, Sept. 18, police said Tuesday.
Indiana-based technology firm CSC Generation was named the successful bidder in acquiring the intellectual property of Bon-Ton, court documents show, and says it plans on reopening stores in five states while maintaining a large e-commerce presence. The acquisition by CSC Generation, which brands itself on its website as a "decentralized, multi-brand technology platform that is saving companies from Amazon," doesn't necessarily spell the end for all former Bon-Ton-owned brick-and-mortar locations, a CSC spokesperson told USA Today.