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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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Ask MN: Do You Support Stricter Gun Control Laws? [Vote]

There's no getting around the gun issue in Minnesota. Few questions are more headline-worthy than what to do about gun violence in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Shootings across the state seem to be a daily occurrence. So, today I'm asking the question, 'Do you support or oppose stricter gun control laws?' Vote now.

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Minnesota’s Favorite Halloween Candy Revealed (+ 49 Other States) [Infographic]

Two things: 1) Apparently Minnesota's favorite Halloween candy is the '100 Grand Bar,' and 2) I guess I'm not Minnesotan because I would have listed a dozen candies for the Land of 10,000 lakes ahead of it. Here are the favorites state by state thanks to the team at Influenster.com.

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Minnesota Is One Of The Most Relaxed States In America

According to a study by Movoto.com, Minnesota is among the most relaxed states in America. In fact, the entire upper Midwest is the chill-center of the country. Find a coast and you'll find high stress (Florida is #1). North Dakota is chillin' like a villain (#50 on the stressed list). Here's how it all looks:

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Vikings Win On The Road, Top Lions 28-19

The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) snapped a five-game road losing streak, topping the Detroit Lions (1-6) 28-19 this afternoon in the Motor City. The Vikings sacked Lions quarterback seven times. Teddy Bridgewater threw for a season-high 316 yards and two touchdowns. Viking kicker Blair Walsh made 5 for 5 field goals.

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Pierz, Albany, Becker Football Teams Advance To State + Who They Will Face

The Pierz Pioneers, Albany Huskies, and Becker Bulldogs are all moving on to the Minnesota State High School Football Tournament with wins yesterday in their respective sectional finals. The ROCORI Spartans did the same on Friday. Here are the State Class AAA and AAAA brackets:

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Vikings Face Lions This Afternoon In Detroit [Video Preview]

The Minnesota Vikings (3-2) and Detroit Lions (1-5) will face each other today for the second time in five weeks -- with the Vikes taking the first game in Minneapolis 26-16. Can the Lions win two in a row after starting 0-5? Can Minnesota get a rare win on the road?  The Vikes are 3 point favorites, and I have a good feeling about this one.

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Minnesotans Might Need A Passport To Fly Within The U.S.

After the 9-11 attacks the Federal Government put new enhanced I.D. laws into place requiring states to upgrade I.D.s and Driver's Licenses effective January 2016, with the intent of protecting the friendly skies. The problem is the State of Minnesota isn't playing ball, and your Minnesota Driver's License is not compliant.

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