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10 years later the once small company is now a publicly traded business with 1.2 billion users. Facebook has changed how we share information - no matter how irrelevant it is at times. Through the flood of personal information, pictures and game requests, real news even makes it onto our feeds. Acc...

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:42am

Finally, a possible explanation for SIDS. Babies that die suddenly and unexpectedly have been found to have underlying brain stem abnormalities that are not normal, before death. The brain stem affects the breathing, the heart rate, blood pressure and temperature during sleep. These abnormalities pr...

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:32am

Minnesota brewery Lakemaid was testing a new drone delivery system to airlift frosty cases of beer to fishermen holed up in ice shacks on Mille Lacs Lake, as reported on the KTLA 6 News at 6 p.m. on January 31, 2014. Watch the video above or ...

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:45pm

When people are watching the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, they should pay close attention to what the ice skaters are wearing. They just may be wearing costumes made right here in Baxter, Minnesota. Just For Kix (JFK), which made costumes for the Super B...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 8:19pm

Crest to release chocolate flavored toothpaste in February! Crest has three new flavors, Lime Spearmint Zest, Vanilla Mint Spark and... Mint Chocolate Trek. "Got an adventurous spirit or a sweet tooth?" asks Crest in a release about the product. "Well, then this is the toothpaste for you. Now consum...

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:04pm

Though the wind chill reached 12 degrees below zero Saturday, the cold, arctic air didn’t stop the flock of people Saturday heading to the Brainerd Jaycees’ annual $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Jaycees said 9,600 people took their best shot at winning one of 150 prizes, including a new ...

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:33pm

A guy in Houston is offering his 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, on Craigslist, in exchange for your wife. The vehicle is worth $9,000 and he is looking for a lady, preferably married, 18-50, and she must physically fit. At the end of a week you can pick her up and she will have the title to the vehicle. ...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:54am

Midwest Selects, Seth & Nik Helland, announced their "duoTour" spring tour dates along with the release of their new album "duo" on itunes. The new album is getting good reviews and features 11 new songs including 'Voices Part II', an introspectively soulful number and one of my new favorites, '...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:27pm

Pequot Lakes football coach Chip Lohmiller was a standout kicker for the Minnesota Gophers from 1984-87. He played in the 1985 Independence Bowl and 1986 Liberty Bowl, was All-Big Ten, second-team All-Big Ten and a three-time winner of the Bobby Bell Award as the outstanding special teams player. Lo...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 3:10pm

The Jamaican Bobsledders are back in the Olympics...if they can raise the money to go. The team is saying they need $80,000 to compete in the Sochi Olympics. And, they're asking the world for help again. Watch the video above or ...

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:06pm