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?)
Snow Likely, Then Bitterly Cold
The National Weather Service says we can expect two rounds of snow across Minnesota this week, followed by a bitterly cold weekend.
Vikings Dominate Bengals to Claim NFC North Title
The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) beat the Cincinnati Bengals (5-9) 34-7 today at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With the win the Vikings claim the NFC North division title (and the playoff berth that comes with it) for the second time in three years.
Winter Storm Setting It’s Sights on Us Late This Week
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm capable of producing significant snowfall will move out of the Rockies reaching us Wednesday through Friday -- followed by very cold air with below-zero or single digit highs.
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here Are Your Historical Probabilities
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the one I used to know. Where the treetops glisten... Here are the historical probabilities of a white Christmas across Minnesota.
Vikings Face Bengals Today in Minneapolis
The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) face the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, with the NFC North title just one win away. The kickoff is set for Noon on CBS.
Are MN’s ‘SCSU’ License Plates a Mistake or Just Really Bad Idea?
Running errands this weekend I noticed a car sporting Minnesota's specialty license plate for St. Cloud State on a Jeep rolling down Division -- and did a double-take when I read the plate. My tip for the MN DMV: 'St. Cloud University' doesn't exist.
St. Cloud State Hockey #1 in This Week’s National Polls
The St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (12-2-1) has regained the #1 ranking in both D-1 national hockey polls this week -- following their Friday tie and Saturday win over visiting North Dakota.
Vikings Remain Top-5 in This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) lost to the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday, but remain in the top-5 in the NFL Power Rankings this week -- and there's a new #1. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Jolly Trolley Food Drive Returns This Week
Please make a point to help us feed our hungry neighbors during the Jolly Trolley Food Drive (formerly Fill the Flyer). We'll be at five different area stores this week, collecting food & cash to stock the local food shelf. Here's the full schedule.
Vikings Face Panthers Today in Charlotte
The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) face the Carolina Panthers (8-4) in a match-up of NFC contenders at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The kickoff is set for Noon.
#2 Husky Hockey Follows Friday Tie with Saturday Win Over #5 UND
The #2 St. Cloud State Husky Men's Hockey team (12-2-1) followed up last night's tie with a 3-1 win tonight over #5 North Dakota (10-5-5) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
Vikings Nearing Top in This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) beat the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday for their eighth straight victory, nudging them near the top of the NFL Power Rankings this week. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.