I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
Vikings Outlast Packers To Claim NFC North Title
The Minnesota Vikings (11-5) took a 17 point lead into the 4th quarter, then held on for dear life as the Green Bay Packers (10-6) mounted a comeback that fell just short, giving Minnesota the 20-13 win and the NFC North Championship -- setting the stage for a home playoff game for the Vikings …
Could You Be Duluth’s Next Lift Bridge Operator?
The City of Duluth is accepting applications for their next Lift Bridge Operator. It's not a position that opens up very often, so if you've always wanted to make the bridge go up and down (and you're not afraid of heights) -- you can apply here through 11:59 PM on January 4th.
Ragnar Trades In Vikings Horns for Foam Cheesehead On Fox Sports [Watch]
Joe Juranitch, the former motorcycle riding mascot for the Minnesota Vikings, reappeared today on Fox Sports -- tossing his Vikings horns aside, putting on a foam cheesehead hat chanting, 'Go Pack Go.' The Vikings cut him loose when he asked for a raise from $1,500 per…
Vikings Face Packers Tonight In Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (10-5) face the Green Bay Packers (10-5) tonight at Lambeau Field -- with the winner taking the NFC North crown and a home playoff game next weekend. The loser will advance as a Wild Card team, with a playoff game on the road next week. Skol!
Vikings Hold Steady As Cardinals Claim Top Spot In This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
There's a new bird perched atop this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings, but the Minnesota Vikings position remains unchanged for the fourth week in a row following their win over the Giants. See where they rank, along with the rest of the changes across the league.
Winter Weather Advisory For Snow Tonight & Tomorrow
The National Weather Service as issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Central Minnesota including St. Cloud for the possibility of 4-8" of snow in effect from 6 PM tonight through 6 PM Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect to the south including the Twin Cities.
Vikings Clinch Playoff Berth With Rout of Giants
The Minnesota Vikings (10-5) topped the visiting New York Giants (6-9) 49-17 tonight at a chilly TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The win clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Vikes with a date against the Packers (10-5) next Sunday night in Green Bay with the NFC North Ch…
What’s Up With St. Cloud’s VA Wind Turbine?
What's up with the wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Hospital? Unfortunately the answer is, 'not much.' I moved back to Minnesota almost three years ago and have not seen that sucker turn. Never having heard the story, I decided to find out why. Here's the shor…
UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch Monday Afternoon & Night
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from 3 PM Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning for the entire southern half of the state, including St. Cloud, Marshall, Willmar, and the Twin Cities. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for extreme Southeastern Minnesot…
Vikings Face Giants Tonight In Minneapolis
The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) host the New York Giants (6-8) tonight at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the Vikes look to clinch a playoff berth. A win this week and next would mean the Vikings would ear the NFC North crown. Temps at kickoff are expected to be in the mid-teens s…
UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory for Snow Today
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Minnesota including St. Cloud until 6 PM, with a Winter Storm Warning covering extreme Western Minnesota including Willmar & Morris. Expect several more inches of snow today, possibly followed by a wintry mix this evening…
Three Ways The Vikings Could Clinch A Playoff Spot This Weekend
With two games remaining in the Minnesota Vikings regular season -- this weekend represents a very good chance to clinch a play off berth. The Vikings also control their own destiny in the hunt for the NFC North title. Here's how it works: