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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 Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, 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?) Hit me up below on Facebook & Twitter.
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UPDATED: Significant Snow Likely Today Through Tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to include St. Cloud for the possibility of 5-8 inches of snow today & tonight, possibly mixing with freezing drizzle on Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Southwestern Minnesota, including Willmar, Morris, Mankato, and Albert Lea. Here's the latest:

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Johnnies & Gophers Football In Action Today

St. John's (10-1) takes on St. Thomas (11-0) this afternoon in St. Paul in second round action for the NCAA Division III football playoffs -- with the two teams meeting in the postseason for the first time. The Gophers (5-6) host Wisconsin (8-3) at TCF Bank Stadium with Paul Bunyan's ax on the line.

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Minnesota Among (Somewhat) Kinder & Gentler Black Friday States

Ahhhhh the holidays. Friends, family, and the gift of giving -- but before you 'give' you have to 'get.' Specifically, getting things on Black Friday at the best possible prices to wrap and give to your loved ones. That's a task that gets so competitive that it sometimes results in fisticuffs. Here's how that risk ranks state by state. POW! BAM! ZOINK!

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The Complete Minnesota Thanksgiving Guide (Travel Info, Cooking Help, Handling Family, Football + More)

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, but there can be stress with all that's involved including everything from getting there, to pulling off the feast, and getting along with your crazy family. Here's your complete Minnesota guide to getting through the day -- with resources, ideas, travel updates, and more.

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Gigi & I Adopted Each Other This Weekend (Thanks To Grey Face Rescue)

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement is a St. Cloud foster-based animal rescue focusing on senior dogs. Saturday at their 'More Wine, Less Bark' fundraiser at Konrad's Wine Bar I met Gigi, a 7 year-old Airedale mix -- and it was love at first sight. I adopted her from Grey Face, and she's a total rock star!

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Possible Thanksgiving Storm Coming Into Focus For Minnesota

It's still early, but with each passing day the possibility of a Thanksgiving holiday storm in Minnesota becomes a bit clearer. What started as a chance of showers, has evolved as mixed precipitation Wednesday through Friday -- and is now looking like it may be all snow. Stay tuned as ravel may be affected.

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