Wait, what? How does American Adam Rippon skate a clean program and then finish third behind Canada’s Patrick Chan and Russian athlete Mikhail Kolyada — two guys who fell during their programs? Twitter did not understand. Here’s what happened. Read more →
The Yankees are in a funk right now, so their broadcasters need something to talk about, right? Read more →
Richfield-based Best Buy is apologizing after being accused of price gouging Harvey victims. A photo of one of its Texas stores selling a case of water for nearly $43 went went viral Tuesday. One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being sold for *$42* at a nearby Best Buy. They were Read more →
You know it’s bad when the National Weather Service has to add a whole new color or two to its map depicting how much rain has fallen in southeastern Texas. #Harvey in perspective. So much rain has fallen, we've had to update the color charts on our graphics in order to effectively map it. pic.twitter.com/Su7x2K1uuz Read more →
The devastation from the effects of Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Harvey is still unfolding in Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said that 50 counties in Texas are affected by the flooding and that a tremendous amount of rainfall is in the cards for southwest Louisiana, The Associated Press reported. The Read more →
ESPN says the decision was made “collectively.” Read more →
Protip: It’s usually not a good idea to brag on social media about how wealthy you are and then mock someone for not being as rich as you. Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, found that out the hard way after being criticized for an Instagram post in which she hashtagged basically Read more →
So there’s this total solar eclipse thing happening across the United States today but we don’t care anymore — a dog just casually went grocery shopping over the weekend and we can’t stop watching the video. I'm still shook pic.twitter.com/TPYLRNHDP0 — ashleen🌺 (@ashleenn_) August 20, 2017 This is going to be the real distraction today.
Today’s the day the total solar eclipse distracts America from, well, everything. The better-enjoy-it-now spectacle will cost the United States almost $700 million in lost productivity during the “roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates workers will take out of their workday on Monday to stretch their legs, head outside the office and Read more →
It’s been a good week for Minnesota viral videos. Not one but two videos involving Minnesotans have racked up thousands of views online. Read more →
The list alternates from serious (“Representing the people of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District” — aww) to playful (“Hanging out with D.C.’s most eligible bachelors”).
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“It’s over.” That’s how Nora McInerny Purmort began the blog post Tuesday evening about her husband Aaron’s death. He died of brain cancer. The tumor was discovered in 2011. It reappeared not long before their child was born in 2013. The Purmorts shared their story on My Husband’s Tumor “It ended today at 2:43pm, in the middle Read more →