Nik Knight

“Joker,” “The Irishman,” “1917” & “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Lead 2020 Oscar Nominations

Joker was the big winner at Monday’s Academy Award nominations, walking away as the most-nominated film with 11 nods–including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Todd Phillips. The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tied for second with 10 nominations apiece. All of those are also up for Best Picture and Best Director, …

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How to Make Snow Candles This Winter

Instead of building yet another snowman this winter, try your hand at making snow candles. Easy to make and requiring only a few tools and ingredients, this DIY art project uses freshly fallen snow as a mold for crafting molten-hot wax into candles. The results are wonky, oddly-shaped candles that may or may not have blades of grass or small …

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Losing Tongue Fat Can Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms, Says New Study

According to a new study, losing tongue fat is something that can improve symptoms for people with sleep apnea, CNN reports. “In fact, the more tongue fat you lost, the more your apnea improved,” says the lead author of the study. So, how do you reduce tongue fat? “This study shows reducing excess fat in general can reduce tongue size,” …

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27-year-old Sauk Centre man arrested after standoff involving a child

On Sunday, Sauk Centre officers received a call from a woman, saying that she had been assaulted by her husband earlier that the morning. Authorities say the 27-year-old man, Ryan Kellen was making threatening statements, and there was also a 9-year-old child inside the house with him. Authorities negotiated with Kellen during a standoff before the 9-year-old was released from …

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Athletes Will Sleep on Cardboard Beds at Tokyo Summer Olympics

It’s a sad reality that millions of homeless people around the world have grown accustomed to sleeping on cardboard, but this isn’t a hardship most Olympic athletes are used to enduring. That’s about to change, though, as the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics just announced that all athletes will be sleeping on cardboard beds that are “stronger than …

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Train Spills Corn Very Neatly Onto Minnesota Train Tracks

A freight train managed to spill about 900 bushels of corn along a 2,000-foot stretch of train tracks in Minnesota, according to UPI. On Monday, Alex “Boreal” Forrest posted a picture of the neatly spilled corn kernels on the tracks; many didn’t believe that the corn was real. The next day, the Minnesota Star Tribune confirmed that there was indeed corn on …

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Mississippi Men Arrested for Gluing Winning Numbers Onto Losing Lottery Ticket

Odis Latham and Russell Sparks didn’t let a set of losing lottery numbers stop them from trying to claim a $100,000 jackpot. To wit, the AP reports that on Monday, the two Mississippi men were arrested for gluing the winning numbers onto a losing lottery ticket. They now face multiple charges, including “uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.” In a perfectly …

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Girl Scouts Introduce New Lemon-Ups Cookies Featuring Positive Messages

Girl Scout cookie season officially kicks off on Tuesday, and with it, the introduction of a new sweet treat. People reports that Lemon-Ups are “crispy and sweet glazed lemon cookies” that sport positive messages on them inspired by the group’s mission. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are just two of the eight inspiring phrases that will be baked …

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Pickup crashes while driving Sauk Centre man with gunshot to hospital

A pickup ran off the road and crashed in Sauk Centre while the driver was taking his friend, who had been shot, to the hospital. Sterns County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called after a white Chevy Silverado struck an electrical box on Main Street North. Investigators say 32-year-old Justin Henrichs from Sauk Centre and 38-year-old Jason Ruegemer of Villard were …

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