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COON RAPIDS, Minn.—In the name of "no good deed going unnoticed," an officer with the Coon Rapids, Minn. Police Department is being recognized by a fellow officer for going above and beyond the call of duty. According to a post on the Coon Rapids Police Department Facebook page: On Nov. 9, 2017, an officer with the Coon Rapids Police Department made a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, the officer found a mother and father with five small children.
ST. PAUL, Mo. - The opening day of deer season wasn't starting out well for hunter Tim Phillips. After sitting in his tree stand all morning and not getting a chance to shoot at anything, Phillips decided to take a break, eat some breakfast and head back out to the stand that same afternoon. And it was a good thing he did. "I decided to hunt that afternoon and the monster buck walked out just before dark," Phillips told KSDK-TV. "My heart was racing when I realized it was him."
DUNCAN, Okla. - A 44-year-old Oklahoma mother who was once married to her son is now being charged with incest after marrying her 26-year-old daughter, according to a Tulsa World report. Patrica Ann Spann, 44, knowingly married her biological daughter, 26-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, in 2016, according to court records.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All the detective wanted to know was his address. Instead, the 24-year-old suspect charged with drug and gun offenses "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering," a detective told the Kansas City Star. According to a report, the fart was so potent that it forced the interrogation of Sean Sykes Jr. to end prematurely after the investigator chose to leave the room. "Mr. Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview," the detective wrote.
For many, it shouldn't take long to figure out where popular digital sports publication Bleacher Report got its inspiration for the latest episode of its hit digital mini-series "Gridiron Heights." "Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside," a narrator says about 10 seconds in.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man responsible for cracking Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret Twitter-related code has officially been enshrined in a one-of-a-kind piece of KFC lore. On Oct. 19, Mike Edgette tweeted: " .@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices.
SEATTLE - Twitter can be brutal. Even more so if you're an NFL kicker who gets paid millions of dollars to kick a football through a set of uprights and fail at it three consecutive times. See: Seattle Seahawks kicker, and former Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh. Walsh failed to convert three field goal attempts on Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Washington Redskins.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn.—It's something you'd most-likely see in a movie, but for a 38-year-old Minnesota woman, it happened in real life. According to a post by the Minnesota State Patrol's Facebook page from Friday, Nov. 3, the woman was driving northbound on I-494 near I-94 on Thursday, Nov. 2 near Maple Grove, Minn. when a piece of metal flew off a nearby truck, bounced off the interstate and through the windshield of her Jeep Cherokee.
MINNEAPOLIS -- While no Minnesota Twins are in line to win this year’s MVP award, their beloved first baseman may have just won MVC (Most Valuable Costume). On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Twins social media team treated fans to a barrage of various Halloween photos of Twins players and their families. Among Twins players participating in the fun were pitcher Kyle Gibson, infielder Eduardo Escobar, second baseman Brian Dozier and first baseman Joe Mauer, just to name a few. Mauer’s photo garnered the most engagement on Twitter with just over 1,500 retweets and nearly 9,500 likes.
LOS ANGELES—More details have emerged following the controversial hit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, courtesy of Rodgers himself. In a Thursday, Oct. 27 appearance on TBS's "Conan O'Brien Show," Rodgers revealed that there was more to the sack saga that the public never saw. "I looked over at him (Barr) as I walked off the field," Rodgers said. "The cameras caught me saying something to him, but what they missed was him (Barr) giving the finger and the 'suck it' sign."