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December 20, 2016
Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary’s “post-truth” and Dictionary.com’s “xenophobia” as top words of the year. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
‘Surreal’ declared Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year
December 20, 2016 - 2:57pm
December 9, 2016
Motor bike crash victim found alive in morgue, dies in hospital
December 9, 2016 - 10:05am
December 8, 2016
Actress Sofia Vergara poses at a reception for the re-opening of the Tiffany & Co. store in Beverly Hills, California U.S., October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara faces lawsuit from her own frozen embryos
December 8, 2016 - 12:42pm
December 6, 2016
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin testifies at a Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, entitled "U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness," on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
Space oddity? Dr. David Bowie treats 'starman' Buzz Aldrin in New Zealand hospital
December 6, 2016 - 11:17am
November 30, 2016
Juno Nominees Nickelback arrive on the red carpet for the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Bolin/File Photo
Canadian police threaten to play 'Nickelback' music on way to jail for drunk drivers
November 30, 2016 - 3:37pm
November 17, 2016
Messages written on post-it notes decorate a wall that was started in reaction to the election of President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
New Yorkers build walls of sticky notes in defiance of Trump
November 17, 2016 - 10:18am
October 21, 2016
Hunter Chafin, 19, suspected of robbing a bank, is shown in this Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas, U.S., photo released on October 14, 2016. Carroll County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS
Young man robs bank to purchase getaway motorcycle - from police officer, son
October 21, 2016 - 11:30pm
September 12, 2016
A car hangs from a nine-story parking lot in Austin, Texas September 9, 2016 after the driver broke through protective wires while parking on the roof and the vehicle avoided crashing to the ground when one of the wires attached itself to the axle. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz
Whoops! Bad parking job leaves car dangling on side of Texas parking garage
September 12, 2016 - 11:21am
September 8, 2016
Lawrence John Ripple, 70, is shown in this Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. released on September 7, 2016. Courtesy Wyandotte County Detention Center/Handout via REUTERS
Seeking escape from wife, Kansas man robs bank, goes straight to jail
September 8, 2016 - 2:37pm
August 25, 2016
A king penguin named Sir Nils Olav inspects uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, in Edinburgh, Scotland in this handout photograph from August 22, 2016. RZSS/Katie Paton/Handout via REUTERS
Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo
August 25, 2016 - 2:45pm
August 22, 2016
A Canadian Coast Guard ship tows floatation devices used by U.S. partiers to the Canadian side of the St. Clair River between Michigan and Ontario on August 21, 2016. Canadian Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters
1,500 Americans end up in Canada after getting hit by strong wind and rain
August 22, 2016 - 2:13pm
July 21, 2016
Dude, not that RNC. Canadian police field angry, admiring Trump tweets
July 21, 2016 - 1:55pm
July 6, 2016
A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw which reached a jackpot of $415 Million in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
No Mega Millions winners on Tuesday, prize reaches $508 million
July 6, 2016 - 9:49pm
Gravediggers take part in the first Hungarian grave digging championship in Debrecen, Hungary, June 3, 2016, competing for the national crown, which is awarded based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Dig for victory! Hungarian grave diggers compete to be the best
June 6, 2016 - 2:13pm
May 23, 2016
A flying mattress struck a sheriff's deputy as he drove in Bismarck N.D. Wednesday evening. A mattress on a trailer came loose and flew up in the air as the cars passed each other. The mattress struck the side post by the deputy's driver side door and busted through the windshield. The driver was cited for carrying an unsecured load. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Mattress flies through N.D. deputy’s windshield
May 23, 2016 - 12:26pm