Things About the Holidays We Thought We Hated

By |2020-12-17T08:11:38-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

With so many of the normal Christmas traditions going out the window this year, a new survey asked people:  Are there things you thought you HATED about the holidays but you're kinda gonna miss this year?  Here are the top 10 . . .   1.  The chaos of the entire family being together. 2.  Making fun of . . . or being made fun of by . . . your siblings and parents. 3.  The last-minute shopping rush. 4.  Pretending you like a gift. 5.  Spending time with your in-laws. 6.  A lack of personal space. 7.  Arguing over Christmas [...]

Helpful Websites You Probably Don’t Know About

By |2020-12-16T09:00:52-06:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

If you're sick of looking out your OWN window in lockdown, there's a website called Window-Swap.com that lets you look out other people's windows all over the world.  Here are six more helpful websites you might not know about . . . 1.  MyFridgeFood.com.  You enter a bunch of random ingredients that you have on hand, and it suggests recipes you can make. 2.  FutureMe.org.  It lets you send yourself an email one year in the future, or even farther out if you want.  Some people use it to help themselves stick to long-term goals.  And some people say writing to their future self is [...]

Cops Arrest a Pizza Delivery Guy . . . Then Deliver the Pizza

By |2020-12-15T06:35:31-06:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

This might be the first Little Caesars pizza to get a police escort. On Friday, the police in Murrieta, California pulled over a Little Caesars pizza delivery driver for a traffic violation.  And when the cops ran his name, they found he had an outstanding warrant, so they arrested him. But there was still an undelivered pizza in his car. So the cops came up with a plan:  One of them took the driver to jail . . . while the other one delivered the pizza to the customer who was waiting for it.   WHEW! This story could have ended [...]

Common Morning “Shortcuts”

By |2020-12-14T06:39:50-06:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

What's something you skip when you're running late in the morning?  A new survey of 2,000 people found 72% of us need to rush out the door at least once a week.  Here are the top "shortcuts" we take when we we're running late . . .   1.  Skipping breakfast completely. 2.  Coffee for breakfast, but no food. 3.  Not washing your hair, because it takes too long to dry. 4.  Washing your hair, but not drying it.  So it's still wet when you leave the house. 5.  Not packing a lunch. 6.  Not brushing your teeth. 7.  Doing your [...]

Adam Thielen Honors the Late Alex Trebek with Custom Cleats

By |2020-11-18T12:31:16-06:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

It has been ten days since Alex Trebek's passing and the loss of the television icon is still being felt by many. Trebek hosted the show Jeopardy! for 35 years and was adored by many. To honor the late icon, Adam Thielen wore custom-made cleats during the pregame of this week's Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. The cleats were designed and created by artist Dan "Mache" Gamache. Mache has made cleats for Thielen as well as many other NFL stars like Stefon Diggs and Jarvis Landry in the past and is well known for his custom creations. His [...]

How the Average Person Orders Pizza in All 50 States

By |2020-10-08T07:50:14-05:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

I guess a lot of us haven't matured much when it comes to pizza toppings. Because a new study found we're still ordering like eight-year-olds. Someone got their hands on a bunch of data from Yelp, and posted the most common type of pizza we order in all 50 states. And the winner is . . . plain old CHEESE. Cheese pizza ranked first in 29 states. And it's especially popular on the East Coast. Here are some more stats on our favorite pizza orders . . . Chicken is WAY more popular as a topping than it used to be. [...]

Vikings Secure First Win of the Season in Dramatic Fashion

By |2020-10-05T14:43:24-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

It has finally happened! The Minnesota Vikings have won a game! On Sunday, October 4th, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Houston Texans. At the start of the game, both teams had a record of 0-3. Clearly, neither team has been having the season they hoped for and came into the game with hopes to turn things around. Minnesota struck first with a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. The Vikings would score another three points before the Texans would answer with their first field goal in the second quarter. The two teams would continue to go back and forth scoring [...]

Adam Thielen’s Foundation Provides Relief to Sports Programs During COVID-19 Uncertainty

By |2020-09-25T12:22:54-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Since it started in 2018, the Thielen Foundation has worked with sports programs to provide equipment and other necessities for athletes in Minnesota. The Foundation's most recent focuses will be on Robbinsdale's Cooper High School, the Northside Impact Fund, and Urban Ventures. Thielen and his wife Caitlyn's Foundation will be donating a combination of $75,000 and equipment to the programs with hopes to bring some relief during these uncertain times. In the past, the Thielen Foundation has also provided donations to Minneapolis North High School, Above the Rim Foundation, as well as the Heritage Youth Sports Association. Despite the positive press [...]

Local Elections Guide

By |2020-09-21T06:13:18-05:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Blogs, Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The profiles of regional candidates running in the November 3 election, provided by the candidates themselves, are now available online at greatermankatoelections.com. Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information and respond to an online questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective including the following areas: Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position Views on key issues and impact The role of public office and promoting business vitality and economic development Fiscal responsibility Open communication and accountability Compromise and consensus   Candidate profiles are available for the following races:      US Representative 1stDistrict [...]

NBA Announces the 2020 Playoffs Will Resume on August 29

By |2020-08-28T14:44:32-05:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

The past few months have been an impactful time of change across many professional sports leagues. Just about every major league in the US from the MLS to the WNBA have either made an official statement or allowed their players to perform in demonstrations to raise awareness for the current Black Lives Matter movement. This last week however, statements and demonstrations turned into strikes with the NBA leading the way in this specific form of resistance. On August 23rd, Jacob Blake, a 29 year-old Black man, was shot in the back seven times by an officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This act of [...]

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