Dodge County Sheriff Working To Get Reiss Back To Minnesota To Face Murder Charges

By |2019-12-19T05:37:57-06:00December 19th, 2019|

A Blooming Prairie woman who pleaded guilty to killing a Florida woman this week could face murder charges in Minnesota as well. The Dodge County sheriff's department says they've started the extradition process for Lois Reiss to come back to Minnesota to face murder charges in the death of her husband David in Blooming Prairie in March of 2018. Reiss is facing a life sentence in Florida for admitting to killing Pamela Hutchinson. Authorities say Reiss targeted Hutchinson because she looked like her and wanted to assume Hutchinson's identity. Dodge county sheriff Scott Rose says the extradition process could take one [...]

Box Office Results from the Weekend

By |2019-12-16T06:17:00-06:00December 16th, 2019|

"Jumanji: The Next Level" raked in $60.1 million at the box office in its first weekend, easily making it the #1 movie at the box office.  "Frozen 2" was a distant second, making another $19.2 million in its fourth week. Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell", tanked, with only $5 million.  It's one of the worst openings in his career as a director.   Here's the Top 10 from this weekend:   1.  NEW:  "Jumanji: The Next Level", $60.1 million   2.  "Frozen 2", $19.2 million.  Up to $366.5 million in its 4th week.   3.  "Knives Out", $9.3 million.  Up to $78.9 million in its 3rd week.   4.  NEW:  "Richard [...]

SUICIDE HOTLINE: FCC Approves New Three-Digit Number, 988

By |2019-12-13T06:01:45-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Federal regulators announced Thursday a new three-digit number for the suicide prevention hotline that will make getting emergency mental health aid as easy as calling 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has used the 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Counselors answered more than 2.2 million calls last year at one of 163 crisis centers, but officials think the new number will make it easier for those in need to call for help. Dwight Holton, CEO of the non-profit suicide prevent organization Lines for Life, said, "The three-digit number is really going to be a breakthrough in terms of reaching people in crisis. [...]

Are These the Ten Most Stressful Things About the Holidays?

By |2019-12-11T06:06:46-06:00December 11th, 2019|

A survey this week said over a quarter of us haven't started our Christmas shopping yet.  Here's why you might be avoiding it:  Another survey just found that shopping is the MOST stressful part of the holidays.  Here are the top ten . . . 1.  Shopping for gifts.  37% ranked it as one of the most stressful aspects of the holidays. 2.  Traveling and visiting family. 3.  Extra cooking. 4.  Receiving gifts.  So GETTING presents stresses a lot of us out? 5.  Dealing with crowds and long lines. 6.  Other shopping-related stressors. 7.  Attending parties and social events. 8.  Family [...]

Phones Can Be A Pain!

By |2019-12-09T07:05:56-06:00December 9th, 2019|

Have you ever dropped your phone on your face? Have you ever fallen or walked into something because you were looking at your phone and not what was around you? You are not alone. Lots of people are being injured … because of their phones. A recent study out of Rutgers University revealed that head and neck injuries are on the rise nationwide – because of distracted phone users. Over 76,000 people across the country have been treated for phone-related injuries to the face, head, and neck. And most of the injured are between the ages of 13 and 29. The [...]

A Millennial’s Ranking of Classic Artists

By |2019-12-06T13:52:13-06:00December 6th, 2019|

I know that due to age my age, 22, I am not qualified to rank artists from the 60s' 70s' and 80s' from best to worst. However, because I'm excited Elton John is coming back to town - I will see him this time - I decided to rank who I deem the best artists from the 60s', 70s', and 80s' Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Favorite song Roll Me Away Creedance Clearwater Revival Band - Favorite song Fortunate Son Stevie Wonder - Favorite song Don't You Worry Bout a Thing or Signed, Sealed, Delivered Elton John - [...]

Several Toymakers Ended Up On The Industry’s ‘Naughty List’

By |2019-12-05T07:03:08-06:00December 5th, 2019|

The nonprofit organization “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (WATCH) came out with its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys.” The nonprofit, which has published the list for more than 40 years, makes its list “so parents and caregivers know what traps to avoid when buying toys -- especially in the upcoming 2019 holiday shopping season.” The products that ended up on the list ranged from toy guns to stuffed yetis. Here’s the full list of the toys -- and what makes them bad (all capitalization and exclamation points WATCH’s emphasis, not ours): Nerf Ultra One Foam Dart Blaster. Why? “POTENTIAL [...]

54 Years Ago, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ Went To Number One

By |2019-12-04T10:34:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|

The Byrds' iconic song 'Turn! Turn! Turn!', which was originally written by Pete Seeger in 1959, went to the top of the singles on December 4th, 1965. A song often associated with the protests and events of its time, this classic song originally had more Biblical lyrics, and was inspired by Seeger's record label asking for less protest songs. While looking for potential lead singles for their second album, The Byrds decided to cover the folk tune after Roger McGuinn as it was a favorite of his girlfriend's. The Byrds' version was by far the most popular, and it became an [...]

What Holiday Movie Should I Watch Next? I Need Suggestions!

By |2019-12-03T07:18:18-06:00December 3rd, 2019|

Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, even Netflix has their own set of Christmas movies.   I read somewhere that there are over 70 new holiday films making their way to your TV this season. Watching holiday movies has never been a regular part of my past. It's not that I dislike them, it's mostly because I never seem to find the time! I decided to be more intentional about trying to catch some of these this year. Christmas movies seem to fit this formula; a woman falls in love with a handsome man, twists and turns, they end up together happily ever [...]

41 Years Ago, ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ Hit The Number One Spot

By |2019-12-02T12:31:06-06:00December 2nd, 2019|

The classic duet between Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand went to the top of the charts on December 2nd, 1978 - and it was all because of a radio DJ. Originally written as a television show theme song, both Diamond and Streisand recorded their own separate versions of the song. But then, a DJ made a mash-up of the two versions that was so well-received, that the two artists got together and recorded an official duet version of the song. This proved to be successful, skyrocketing to the top of the charts, and spawning an album for Neil Diamond as a [...]

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