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?)
Minnesota Is the Best State for Women
According to the latest number-crunching done by the brainiacs at WalletHub, Minnesota is the Best State for Women. The worst state -- well let's just say we wouldn't recommend moving to Louisiana anytime soon. Here's the scoop:
Huskies Fall 2-1, Swept by UMD
The #3 St. Cloud State Huskies men's hockey team (25-8-1) fell to the UM-Duluth Bulldogs (13-14-5) 2-1 last night in St. Cloud at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center -- on the heels of Friday's 4-1 loss to UMD, who claimed the weekend sweep. SCSU wraps up it's r…
Huskies Open Weekend Series Against UMD Tonight in St. Cloud
The #3 St. Cloud State Huskies men's hockey team (25-6-1) hosts the UM-Duluth Bulldogs (11-14-5) tonight and tomorrow night here in St. Cloud at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center -- in the second to last weekend in the regular season. Go Huskies!
UPDATE: Reward Offered For Help In Dog Abuse Case Near Avon
A $1000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the identity of the person or persons responsible for the abuse of this animal. If you have information about this crime please contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 251-4250 or CrimeStoppers at (320) 255-1…
Rejected Minnesota Vanity License Plates
Few things display the mindset of Minnesotans more than their vanity plates. I've spent more than my share of time trying to figure some of them out. Here are some that have been banned in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. (And yes, FTBadgers.)
Steve Miller Band Schedules Minnesota Tour Stop
The Steve Miller Band has added Wednesday, June 29th to it's 2016 Summer Tour for a show at The University of Minnesota's Northrop in Minneapolis. As a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 -- the Steve Miller Band is sure to deliver a sweet night of rock.
Wild Dominate Blackhawks 6-1 at TCF Bank Stadium [Photo Gallery]
The Minnesota Wild (27-22-10) won their fourth consecutive game since John Torchetti was named interim coach, dropping the division-leading Chicago Blackhawks (39-19-5) 6-1 this afternoon outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as part of the 2016 NHL Stadium Series in front of more than 50,000 …
North Stars vs. Blackhawks Alumni at TCF Bank Stadium [Photo Gallery]
Yesterday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis more than 37,000 fans were treated to a trip back in time -- as alumni from the Minnesota North Stars & Minnesota Wild faced alumni from the Chicago Blackhawks. The good guys one 6-4, and fun was had by all.
Huskies Complete Sweep In Omaha with 6-3 Win
The highest scoring team in the country, the third-ranked St. Cloud State Huskies (25-6-1), lit the lamp six more times last night at Baxter Arena in Omaha, dropping the eleventh-ranked University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (18-11-1) 6-3 to complete the weekend sweep.
Daytona 500 Ready To Roll This Afternoon
Chase Elliot, son of nascar legend Bill Elliott, will have the pole when the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season gets the green flag this afternoon at the 58th running of the Daytona 500. The race day forecast is for sunshine and 75˚. Anyone else wish you were there?
Cathedral to Face Little Falls for Right to Advance to State
The #4 seed Little Falls Flyers upset the #1 seed St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 4-1 last night in the Section 6A boys hockey semifinals at the MAC in St. Cloud. The #2 seed St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders upended the #3 seed Sartell Sabres 7-2-- setting up the Cathedral vs. Little Falls …
The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Minnesota
The number-crunchers at RoadSnacks.net are at it again, this time determining the most miserable cities in Minnesota (or if you turn the list upside down, the happiest places in the state). According to their data, the most miserable place in the state is Minneapolis. Mendota Heights is the hap…