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State Patrol doesn't want you to slam on the brakes for wildlife

startribune.com — A State Patrol spokeswoman knows her advice will not be popular with animal-loving Minnesotans who think they are doing the right thing when they slam on the brakes. By Vineeta Sawkar  vineeta.sawkar@startribune.com A Twin Cities traffic camera video of cars swerving and braking hard to avoid a line of ducks crossing busy Interstate 35W is getting a strong reaction from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Jul 23, 2015

Today in unpopular advice: Patrol says don't make way for ducklings. Watch the great escape: strib.mn/1OoJ4KO pic.twitter.com/bxm50sOEui

Jul 23, 2015

RT @onecolleen: Today in unpopular advice: Patrol says don't make way for ducklings. Watch the great escape: strib.mn/1OoJ4KO pic.twitter.com/bxm50sOEui

Jul 23, 2015

RT @StarTribune: Watch the video: State Patrol doesn't want you to slam on the brakes for wildlife. strib.mn/1OoJ4KO pic.twitter.com/5LM9umMD8c

Jul 23, 2015

RT @StribGuy: Omigod!! @vsawkar story: State Patrol says don't swerve for duckings in the road!! strib.mn/1MKLSBr

Jul 24, 2015

People REALLY disagree with the state patrol saying don't brake for ducklings. 339 comments: strib.mn/1OoJ4KO pic.twitter.com/AMudZGPMww

Former candidate Stewart Mills cuts trademark locks after grilling 'incident'

startribune.com — Former Eighth District Congressional candidate Stewart Mills III is sporting a new short haircut after his long locks were singed at a barbecue on the Fourth of July. A picture on Mills' Twitter account showed the short cut. Mills tweeted, "Lost some hair, & a lot of pride, in a July 4 grilling 'incident.'
Jul 09, 2015

Former GOP cong. candidate Stewart Mills sans locks after July Fourth grilling 'incident' strib.mn/1Crustx

Jul 09, 2015

RT @SukiDardarian: Former GOP cong. candidate Stewart Mills sans locks after July Fourth grilling 'incident' strib.mn/1Crustx

Jul 09, 2015

RT @StarTribune: Ex-candidate Stewart Mills cuts his trademark long hair after July Fourth grilling 'incident' strib.mn/1Crustx pic.twitter.com/EA8ALMISbo

Jul 09, 2015

RT @StarTribune: Ex-candidate Stewart Mills cuts his trademark long hair after July Fourth grilling 'incident' strib.mn/1Crustx pic.twitter.com/EA8ALMISbo

Jul 09, 2015

The trademark long hair is gone. @stewartmillsmn tells me what happened at a July 4th bbq: strib.mn/1Crustx pic.twitter.com/dNnzzv3msW

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Former candidate Stewart Mills singes hair at barbecue and gets a cut

startribune.com — Former Eighth District Congressional candidate Stewart Mills III is sporting a new short haircut after his long locks were singed at a barbecue on the Fourth of July. A picture on Mills' Twitter account showed the short cut. Mills tweeted, "Lost some hair, & a lot of pride, in a July 4 grilling 'incident.'

Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?

startribune.com — In a world filled with viral videos and social media content, South Dakota wants to stand out so it's using the slogan, "Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"

Hubble telescope spots smiley face emoji

startribune.com — NASA's Hubble telescope spotted what appears to be a smiling face in a galaxy cluster. NASA posted the picture on its website. It shows what looks like two glowing eyes, a button nose and the form of a smile underneath. There is even the shape of a head on the outer edges of the smile.
Feb 10, 2015

Emoji in the sky. Hubble telescope spots smiley face. Take a look: strib.mn/1A9hA9F

Squad car video of ex-Gophers QB Nelson: 'I didn't kick anybody'

startribune.com — Newly released squad car video shows former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson right after he was arrested in May for an alleged assault in Mankato at bar-closing time. Nelson was arrested by Mankato police after a fight with Isaac Kolstad. Kolstad suffered severe brain injuries after the encounter.

Bauer Hockey plans first Minneapolis 'retail experience' store

startribune.com — Twin Cities hockey players could have one more option for gear starting this fall. Bauer Hockey plans to open its first "retail experience" store in Minneapolis. The company isn't specific about the location yet, but has taken to Twitter to tout a very player-friendly shopping experience.
Jan 09, 2015

Exciting news, hockey players. @BauerHockey plans 1st Mpls 'retail experience' store: strib.mn/1x50MIM @letsplay_hockey @followthepuck

Jan 10, 2015

Bauer Hockey plans first Mpls "retail experience" store. Hmmm ... Tell me more about this thing called ... "retail." strib.mn/1x50MIM

Como Zoo orangutan gives birth

startribune.com — It's a girl! Como Zoo proudly announced the birth of a bouncing baby orangutan at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. The 3.45 pound yet-to-be-named baby was delivered by C-section Wednesday. A team of maternal health and veterinary experts were on hand for the delivery.
Jan 09, 2015

You're really enjoying not working in Politics, aren't you? RT @mattdelong Important baby orangutan news strib.mn/1w5S392

Jan 09, 2015

You're really enjoying not working the Politics desk, aren't you? RT @mattdelong Important baby orangutan news strib.mn/1w5S392

Jan 09, 2015

Cute video alert. See @comozoo orangutan that was born this week at @umnVMC: strib.mn/1x4nMHK

Jan 09, 2015

RT @vsawkar: Cute video alert. See @comozoo orangutan that was born this week at @umnVMC: strib.mn/1x4nMHK

Frostbite: How to identify symptoms and how to treat it

startribune.com — Minnesota doctors want people to be on alert for frostbite and know its symptoms as painfully cold temperatures pierce the area. "Obviously, the key is to avoid exposure to extreme cold temperatures," Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center's Burn Center stressed.

Hundreds descend on L.L. Bean grand opening at Mall of America

startribune.com — Hundreds of people waited in line on Friday morning to be one of the first to walk through the doors at the new L.L. Bean store in Mall of America. Many of them were hoping to win a $500 shopping spree. L.L.Bean gave away gift cards ranging from $10 to $500 to the first 200 people in line.
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Jul 30, 2015

RT @StarTribune: 'Miracle on Ice' goalie empties his attic, puts it all on auction block for $5.7 million. strib.mn/1JybaUy pic.twitter.com/YHN0HsjPCD

Jul 30, 2015

RT @StarTribune: Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia, suffering from stomach cancer, dies. strib.mn/1Dd41rz pic.twitter.com/MrMnIbUTEc

Jul 30, 2015

RT @sppdPIO: Our prayers&thoughts go out to the family of the MPD today as they say goodbye to Sgt.Jesse Garcia.May God bless him http://t.…

Jul 29, 2015

Baseball in #MySaintPaul. 15u RBI champs. Nothing better than winning it with the guys you've grown up with. pic.twitter.com/9CT6FTIcRx

Jul 29, 2015

RT @StribSports: Prime places to catch a ball at Target Field? @vsawkar shows you & previews an upcoming story. strib.mn/1VNbjZm http…

Jul 29, 2015

Awkward! Watch TV anchors doing a satellite interview with an actress who hates their questions: strib.mn/1LXHd2c

Jul 28, 2015

Heavy rain and flash flooding hits Twin Cities. @Pdouglasweather tells us if more storms are on the way: strib.mn/1Ipcrbl

Jul 28, 2015

RT @StarTribune: Walter Palmer, the dentist who reportedly killed Cecil the Lion, pleaded guilty to killing a bear illegally in 2008: strib.mn/1Js2U8B

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