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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 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 love working with Ashli in the morning. Hard to believe we get paid for being knuckleheads on the radio. Thanks for inviting us into your world. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
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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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Lakes Jam Adds .38 Special & Survivor To June Lineup

Lakes Jam has announced that .38 Special and Survivor will be joining Styx on Saturday, June 25th at this summer's music festival at Brainerd International Raceway. Lakes Jam is unique as it brings rock & country music fans together for three days in the Brained Lakes Area on June 23rd, 24th & 25th.

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Your Guide To Thanksgiving Football

I remember the good ol' days when you could watch the Lions lose, eat a big dinner, fall asleep on Grandmas living room floor (if Grandpa wasn't snoring to loud), waking up just in time to make a sandwich and watch John Madden hand out the game-day drumsticks. Here's how the NFL shakes out this Thanksgiving:

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Vikings Crack Top-5 In This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings

A 30-14 road win by the Minnesota Vikings (7-2) over the Raiders (4-5) Sunday in Oakland has rocketed the Vikes into sole posession of first place the NFC North, and into the Top-5 this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. See where they landed along with the rest of the league.

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Minnesota One of 24 States To Recognize Black Friday As a Paid Day Off; Should It Be a National Holiday? [Poll]

In Minnesota we're lucky; as Black Friday is actually recognized as a paid holiday. In 26 other states it's not, forcing most people to march to work the day after Thanksgiving. Some are pushing for a National Holiday. Let us know what you think?

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Minnesota Viking Linval Joseph Swears On Live TV [Listen]

During the game between the Vikings and Raiders yesterday, Minnesota defensive tackle Linval Joseph swore when the officials ruled a fumble as Oakland's ball. His unsavory language made it to the live broadcast of the game, and the Fox announcers had to apologize. (And I giggled because I'm an 8 year-old.)

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