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Mad Minute Stories for Wednesday, June 13

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild.

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WINSTEAD, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend’s Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west of Minneapolis. Video of the rescue was posted on Facebook.
 

KARE-TV reports that it’s unknown how she ended up with her head in the tailpipe, but alcohol may have been a factor: The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office says she was cited for underage drinking and escorted out.


 

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Coin toss decides Kentucky magistrate race

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With both candidates in a Kentucky magistrate primary tied at 127 votes, they used a coin flip to decide the race.
 

One of the Democrats, Boyce Coles, said a runoff “wouldn’t be nothing but a ... mess.”
 

The other, Barry Perkins, called it a fair way to resolve the surprising result. He said he “couldn’t imagine it ending in a durn tie to start with.”

And with that, a silver dollar was flipped into the air on Tuesday.
 

The Daily News reported that County Clerk Scottie Harper put pieces of paper reading heads and tails into different envelopes. Each candidate chose one. After the coin landed on tails, they opened their envelopes and learned that Coles will face Republican Robert Chyle in November.
 

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A South Texas woman gave a small bag of dead cockroaches to a city official to protest newly planted palm trees that she blames for more unwanted bugs in her neighborhood.
 

Patricia Polastri on Tuesday told the Corpus Christi City Council that she's seen more rodents and unwanted insects, including cockroaches, since the trees were planted.
 

Polastri, who lives on scenic Ocean Drive, also complained that the palm trees block her view of Corpus Christi Bay.
 

The college instructor gave the plastic bag of cockroaches to City Manager Keith Selman.
 

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She asked council members to reconsider the landscaping, which includes more than 150 palms, and to plant the trees across Corpus Christi.

Council members took no action on the remarks during a public comment period.

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Hangry' woman calls cops because her pizza took too long to make, report says

Police in Ontario, Canada were called to a restaurant on Monday night after a "hangry" woman complained her pizza was taking too long to make.

Police in Ontario, Canada were called to a restaurant on Monday night after a "hangry" woman complained her pizza was taking too long to make. (iStock)

A woman in Canada reportedly called police Monday night after her pizza was taking too long to prepare.

Ontario Provincial Police were called to a restaurant in Elgin around 10 p.m. by a 32-year-old "hangry" woman who complained, along with her 10-year-old son, that their pizza wasn't made in a timely manner, the Toronto Star reported.
 

A police constable told the news outlet that authorities warned the woman about how to properly use the 911 system for emergencies.

"It’s for emergency situations in need of police, fire or ambulance," Const. Sandra Barr said. "It’s not for pizza calls."

Police said there was no evidence to suggest that the mother consumed alcohol prior to dialing 911.
 

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June 13 (UPI) -- An Idaho man's patience paid off to the tune of more than $2 million when he won a Powerball jackpot using the same numbers he's played for 18 years.

Michael Tran told Idaho Lottery officials he used the same numbers he's used for the past 18 years when he purchased a ticket for Saturday night's Powerball drawing from the Winco Foods store in Boise.
 

"I scanned the ticket with my phone last night and it said I had to contact the Lottery office," Tran said. "Then I checked the numbers for Saturday night and they looked very familiar!"
 

Tran matched the first five numbers drawn, 06-10-15-25-36, but not the Powerball, 14, winning $2 million.
 

Another line on Tran's ticket matched the first four numbers drawn, earning him an additional $300 with the Powerplay multiplier feature.

Tran said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his house and put the rest into savings.

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Cranes appear to dance in sync with Ed Sheeran song
 

June 13 (UPI) -- A pair of sandhill cranes in a Florida neighborhood were caught on video frolicking in sync to Ed Sheeran song.
 

Ilene Karlsberg-Gerstein said she was driving in Clermont when she stopped to take video of the two cranes playing on a resident's lawn.
 

Karlsberg-Gerstein said she was surprised to realize the birds appeared to be dancing in sync to the song playing in her car, Ed Sheeran's "Perfect."
 

Her husband, Bill, posted the clip to Facebook, where it quickly went viral.
 

The couple said cranes have been spotted in the area before, but their behavior in the video was unusual. Commenters suggested the apparent "dance" was a courtship ritual.
 

"Some of the comments I've gotten are that with all the negativity in the world and all the bickering, this was just something really sweet," Karlsberg-Gerstein told The Gainesville Sun.
 

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The opening of The Office but with a fluffy dog playing all the parts

Animals Yesterday

When @H0bbitQueen shared a video of a pup recreating the intro of the American Office series, she probably didn't expect it to go viral, so she tracked down the original and now everyone can follow @Fluffyface_enzo.
 

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A NEW SPECIES OF DINOSAUR HAS BEEN UNEARTHED IN THE NORTHWEST MEXICAN DESERT...

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LIVING 85-MILLION YEARS AGO... "A-CAN-THO-LIP-AN GONZAL-EZI" WAS THE OLDEST DINOSAUR TO INHABIT THE REGION.

PALEONTOLOGISTS FROM MEXICO'S ACCLAIMED DESERT MUSEUM MADE THE DISCOVERY AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF RESEARCH.

THE NAME COMES FROM A COMBINATION OF GREEK AND APACHE TERMS IN HONOR OF THE NATIVE TRIBES WHO LIVED THERE.

THE DINOSAUR MEASURED THREE-POINT-FIVE METERS IN LENGTH AND WEIGHED MORE THAN HALF A TON.

PALEONTOLOGISTS BELIEVE THERE ARE STILL MANY MORE LOCAL DINOSAURS YET TO BE UNCOVERED IN THE REGION.

CHYRONS:

SALTILLO, COAHUILA, MEXICO
 

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'Psychic' cat predicts win for Russia in opening World Cup game

After successfully predicting three outcomes in the 2017 Confederations Cup, Achilles the cat is getting ready to select the #WorldCup2018 winners.

Perhaps Achilles the cat knows that no host nation has lost the opening game of the World Cup. The deaf cat is one of the mousers at St. Peterburg's Hermitage Museum, but has a special assignment during the tournament.

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