Northland's NewsCenter Most-Popular Stories of 2012

Northland's NewsCenter Most-Popular Stories of 2012

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM CDT

NorthlandsNewsCenter.com was a popular place in 2012.

And with 2012 officially in the books, it is time  to take a look back at the year that was on NorthlandsNewsCenter.com.

Here are NorthlandsNewsCenter.com's 20 most-viewed stories from 2012. Click the links to view the stories and photo galleries.


1. June's Massive Flood Photo Gallery (1,068,712 views)

Check out this extraordinary photo gallery that amassed more than one million views HERE.

2. Christmas City of the North Parade Photo Gallery  (21,155 views)

Here is a photo gallery from the Christmas City of the North Parade.


3. Child Abducted in St. Louis County (17,938 views)

A 7-year-old boy was abducted by his father.


4. 8-year-old plays in puddles, falls through sewer (16,502 views)

Boy survives being swept more than one mile underground.


5. Viral Photo Captures Attention and Hearts All Over the World (15,433 views)

A Bayfield man was thrust into the national spotlight after a picture of him and his 19–year–old dog went viral on the Internet.


6. Animals Drown at Lake Superior Zoo (13,885 views)

Several animals at the Lake Superior Zoo drowned during June's flooding.


7. Leap Year Blizzard Snapshots (13,110 views)

Check out this snowy photo gallery from last February HERE.

8. Memorial Day Thunderstorm Photo Gallery (12,032 views)

Another awesome photo gallery, this time from a Thunderstorm in May.


9. Target Truck Drives into Icy Pond (10,729 views)

The driver of a Target semi-truck ran off the road and into an icy pond near Monitcello.


10. Hilarious Pics Show Some Families Love of Pets Goes a Little Overboard (10,684 views)

People sure love their pets. And they also love taking pictures with their pets.

11. Duluth Police Need Help Identifying Four Suspects (10,530 views)

The Duluth Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in identifying four suspects involved with a January theft at Lincoln Park Pawn and Collateral Loan Service.


12. PETA Asking for Charges in Death of Zoo Animals (10,507 views)

PETA urged the Duluth City Attorney to file charges in connection with the death of 14 animals at the Lake Superior Zoo after June's flooding.


13. Missing Teen Found Dead (10.029 views)

A 19-year-old man who went missing in August was found dead.


14. One child dead, three others in critical condition after car accident (9,688 views)

A 2-year-old child died and three passengers suffered life-threatening injuries after a July car accident in Bayfield, Wis.


15. Northland Fall Colors (Photo Gallery) (9,259 views)

Check out these pictures from around the Northland as the fall colors began to bloom.


16. Just in Time for Father's Day: Awkward Dad Pics (9,184 views)

Check out this funny photo gallery HERE.


17. Firefighters Continuing Suppression Efforts in Ely Wildland Fire (Photo Gallery) (8,758 views)

Check out this photo gallery from May HERE.


18. Rolling out New Goodies: 2012 MN State Fair Food (Photo Gallery) (8,594 views)

Check out a photo gallery of the new food that the Minnesota State Fair is offered last year HERE.


19. Wisconsin Recall Election Results (8,098 views)

The Wisconsin recall election was a hot topic in 2012.


20. Goucher's Sister Talks London Olympics, Childhood/Future (7,423 views)

Click HERE to read more about Kara Goucher's story.