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The long, painful winters in our region (and this year was certainly no exception) seem to make us especially grateful for summer, and it's finally here! Today is the summer solstice, marking the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Here are some fun/interesting facts about summer and the solstice. Mouse over the elements of this graphic to find additional info.
In 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson officially established Flag Day, it marked the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress creating a unified colonial army and the Continental Colors for what became the American flag. Two years after forming the army in 1775, Congress passed a resolution to differentiate the flag from the one flown by the British.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II. About 16.1 million American soldiers survived the war. Living veterans are now in their late 80s, 90s or older. The interactive graphic below shows the passing of WWII veterans in the United States throughout the decades and breaks down the number of survivors in each state.
The Minnesota fishing opener is a rite of passage each spring, with hundreds of thousands of anglers heading to lakes and rivers across the state in the hopes of catching a walleye. Here's a closer look at key facts surrounding the 2019 opener on Saturday, May 11.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 2019 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 25, with teams looking to pick players to fill needs and bolster their rosters. This year marks the first time the draft will be in Nashville. Fans can tune into several platforms to follow the three-day event. In a simulcast with ESPN and NFL Network, ABC plans to broadcast all three days of the draft, including two nights in primetime The draft also is available to watch online on NFL.com . Round 1: 7 p.m.
It might not quite feel like spring, but one of the sure-tell signs is here: the start of of spring training. Pitchers and catchers reported last week in advance of the first full squad workouts Monday, Feb. 18 in Fort Myers, Fla. The Minnesota Twins open their spring training schedule with a pair of split squad games on Saturday.
When the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday, Feb. 3, in Super Bowl LIII, it will be a rematch years in the making. Both teams won road games in their respective conference championship games, setting the table for Super Sunday. The franchises played each other in Super Bowl XXXVI after the 2001 season, when the underdog Patriots won 20-17 over the Rams, who played in St.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- When the pucks drop this week in Bemidji for Hockey Day Minnesota, it is expected to be a celebration of the game and its roots. Before indoor and heated arenas, players took to outdoor rinks and braved weather conditions -- regardless of the temperature or wind chill factor. Games this week are a throwback to the early days of the sport in Minnesota.
A look at the average daily consumption of coffee in the U.S.