Nik Knight

Aggressive Chicken Wanted for Fowl Play at Louisiana Bank

This past weekend in Walker, Louisiana, an “aggressive chicken” terrorized customers at a local bank. The AP reports that the chicken engaged in such fowl play as approaching patrons at the ATM, chasing customers and even trying to climb into cars at the drive-thru. Despite police officers’ best attempts to corral the chicken, it remained at large as of Monday.

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University Of Minnesota Summer Classes To Be Online

The University of Minnesota has announced that summer classes will be online only because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. University President Joan Gabel made the announcement in a system-wide email Monday. The Minnesota Daily reports the decision comes as university students enter the third week of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines. According to …

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Amazon to Delay Prime Day Sales Event Over Coronavirus

Amazon is planning to delay its annual summer shopping event Prime Day until at least August, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. Prime Day, which started in 2015, usually takes place in July, but the company usually announces the date close to it. The document also said the online giant expects to experience a $100 million hit from …

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Corona Beer Has Now Stopped Production Because of Coronavirus

This has been a rough year for Corona beer.  Earlier this year, when people first started hearing rumblings about something called “coronavirus,” it actually affected Corona’s sales because people thought the two were connected. And now, more bad news. The Mexican government has shut down Corona’s production through at least the end of this month because it’s been deemed a non-essential business. The company …

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Someone Actually Named Their Newborn Twins “Corona” and “Covid”

Something tells me these AREN’T going to be the top trending baby names this year. A 27-year-old woman named Preeti Verma in Raipur, in central India gave birth to twins last week.  And she named the boy “Covid” . . . and the girl “Corona.” She says, quote, “Me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.  Indeed the …

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Everyone Seems to Agree That April Fools’ Day Is Canceled This Year

Nobody can agree on anything these days–except for one thing, it seems: April Fools’ Day is canceled. “April Fools’ Day pranks are not funny right now. Don’t do them,” CNN declares, noting that coronavirus-related pranks will not only make people feel worse, but will probably get you arrested. The Verge is likewise warning America’s corporate brands to stay away from silly …

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University Of Minnesota Accused Of Shortchanging Students

Students, regents and some state lawmakers have criticized the University of Minnesota for shortchanging students with a refund of only $1,200 for room and board after having to move off campus because of the coronavirus pandemic. A semester roughly costs a student more than $5,000 for a combination of student housing and meal plans. The Star Tribune reported students have …

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Toilet paper shortage has some in Alexandria flushing things they shouldn’t

Please stop flushing things down the toilet that you shouldn’t be. That’s what the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District is asking you to be mindful about! The organization is seeing an increase in non-flushable materials being flushed such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. This is due to the toilet paper shortage because of COVID-19. A representative wrote this …

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Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesotans are social distancing well

Gov. Tim Walz says early indications are that Minnesotans are practicing social distancing well enough that they may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Walz said on a conference call with reporters that he’s still waiting for more data on when the number of cases will peak in Minnesota and when intensive care beds will reach capacity before …

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