Morning Water Cooler:
A 26-year-old man in Washington State is on the run from police, but he still had time to tell his Facebook friends that he "got away thanks bro."
Travis Nicolaysen escaped from officers during two foot chases. He is wanted for failing to check in with his parole officer, and he's accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
Or perhaps it was his ex-girlfriend, since he also updated his relationship status on facebook to say he is now single.
Police say they're checking Facebook as part of their search for him.
It's always a fun part of the twins home games... especially if you get circled by Bert!
Melissa and her husband Nate sure were smiling at the Twins home opener Monday afternoon. The Fargo couple won tickets to the game from a local radio station ... Now they could win some cash. Melissa shares her birthday with twins color commentator Bert Blyleven... And that helped earn the much sought after "Circle Me Bert Honor" and the lottery tickets that come with it.
Having trouble getting up this morning? Maybe you need what could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock.
A New Jersey man created a clock that can only be stopped by getting out of bed. No snooze button. If you unplug it, a battery takes over. No resetting the alarm. The only way to make it stop is to go into another room and punch the day's date into a telephone-style keypad.
Paul Sammut says he started working on the gadget because it was hard for him to get up and get to work on time. Sammut already has more than 400 orders for the clocks, which sell for $350.
Sales tax collections in Grand Forks totaled more than $1.6 million in June, helping the City remain slightly above last year's pace.