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A lofty proposal: ‘Marry Me’ etched in snow, seen from above

NEVIS, Minn.

An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing “Marry Me” in the snow, then flying his longtime girlfriend over his handiwork.

Gavin Becker enlisted his family’s help to pen the life-changing question using a snow blower on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis.

Ed Becker, Gavin’s father, told KARE-TV that it took about 41/2 hours to create the 25-foot-tall letters and a huge heart.

Gavin Becker, a University of North Dakota aviation student, then rented a plane and took his high-school sweetheart, Olivia Toft, for a trip over the lake Sunday.

Toft, realizing it was no joke, told him “yes.”

Man says he’s the latest victim of owls in Georgia


A spate of recent owl attacks has ruffled the feathers of metropolitan Atlanta’s residents.

WSB-TV reported there have been at least three instances of owls attacking humans or pets since late December, most recently in the heart of Midtown.

Serrita Holt said her Yorkie, Freedom, was killed after a Dec. 23 attack in Henry County. She said the dog suffered puncture wounds to his back and chest.

The next week, Deborah Johnson was scratched on her leg and knocked over by a large owl attacking her dachshund in Cobb County.

And on Wednesday, Eric Thornton said an owl swooped down as he left his townhouse, cutting his head.

Wisconsin school apologizes for slavery homework assignment


A Wisconsin private school that asked fourth-graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones is apologizing to parents after the mother of a black student posted the assignment on Facebook.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa told parents in a letter Tuesday that the assignment was offensive and “showed a lack of sensitivity.”

Trameka Brown-Berry posted a picture of the assignment Monday evening after seeing her 9-year-old son struggling to answer the question. She compared the question to asking someone to list three good reasons for rape or the Holocaust.

Associated Press

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