High Five: Holt Middle School Gardening Club Gets Active With Warm Weather

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Holt Middle School Gardening Club is getting active thanks to warmer weather.

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Body found in Mississippi River identified as boater missing since November


The body pulled from the Mississippi River in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, has been identified as a boater who went missing along the border with Minnesota more than four months ago.

The LaCrosse Police Department confirmed in a press release that the body of 27-year-old Joshua Xiong, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, was found floating on the river just after 8 a.m. Friday.

According to police, Xiong was reported missing on Nov. 9 after he went fishing alone in his boat at Lock and Dam 7 near Dresbach, Minnesota.

Police told News 8 that it’s too early to determine whether there was any sign of foul play relating to Xiong’s death.

The discovery will give a sense of closure to Xiong’s family, as shown by the following posting on a memorial page on Facebook on Friday.

“Josh has been found! Thank god we can now put our sweet angel to rest,” it says. “Thank you for…

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Abandoned Dog Heroically Saves Puppies Lives

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) –  Someone thought so little of a south Dallas dog they abandoned him in a park to live on the wild.  Dog dumping happens so often the ferrel animals run in packs.

But today, this particular black furred dog with white patches is credited with saving eleven lives.

For weeks, the dog eluded animal rescuers trying to help abandoned animals in a south Dallas park.

But, Tuesday night, he greeted the would-be rescuers with incessant barking.

“He’s never acted like that before and I was worried that maybe he was sick or something that happened to him,” Marina Tarashevsce, an animal rescuer with Dallas Dogrrr.

“I told her, I bet you he’s trying to get you to follow him,” said dog behaviorist John Miller.  “Every time we got closer he would go away and bark at us saying, ‘Keep coming. Keep…

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If you love breakfast, you might want to buy the pancake-bot


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Wedding costs are on the rise, increasing about 2 thousand dollars in the last year. The new average cost is hovering right around $31,000.

Venue, plan on about 14 thousand dollars. On average, about 68 dollars per guest is spent on food. But the average gift is only around 106 dollars.

Those weddings might be a little pricey, so how about getting a pancake-bot instead. It will only cost you about 300 dollars.

This handy machine can trace the shapes of any image and make it into a pancake.

They start shipping in July.

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Study: In Minnesota, Women Earn 80 Cents To Men’s Dollar

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A policy group tracking wages said that women still lag behind men when it comes to salaries, though Minnesota’s disparity is not as pronounced as the country’s at large.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research said women working full-time earn about 78 cents to every dollar men make.

In Minnesota, women make about 80 cents against men’s dollar.

The institute predicted it will take 43 years until men and women are paid the same across the U.S., and projected Florida will be the first to close the gap in 2038. Minnesota would reach parity in 2054, the institute said.

The last state expected to reach pay equality would be Wyoming, 144 years from now.

Analysts said there are a few reasons why it’s taking so long.

“Many women populate low-paying fields,” CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger said. “Women are not entering the fastest-growing fields, STEM, in…

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