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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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Vikings To Open Training Camp In Mankato On July 25th

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that training camp will begin on Saturday, July 25th on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato. Mankato will be hosting the Vikes for the 50th straight year. The first practice is set for July 26th. Minnesota's first preseason game is August 9th against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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New Foods Unveiled For 2015 Minnesota State Fair [Gallery]

Oh how I love the Minnesota State Fair -- and no part of it grabs me more than all the amazing food! Yesterday the Minnesota State Fair unveiled 40 new foods coming to the 2015 'Great Minnesota Get-Together.' In total, nearly 500 foods are available throughout the fairgrounds. Here's a gallery of what's coming.

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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Best Cities For Recreation

July is 'Park & Recreation' month, and the number crunchers at WalletHub are celebrating by ranking the 100 largest American cities from best to worst for recreation. Minneapolis came in at #7. St. Paul finished at #46. St. Cloud wasn't big enough to make the survey. Cincinnati, Ohio nabbed the top spot.

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U.S. Women Face Japan Tonight For World Cup Championship

In a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup final, the U.S. women will face Japan tonight for the FIFA Women's World Cup Championship. Japan beat the U.S. for the title in 2011, but the U.S. came back to top Japan in 2012 for Olympic gold. Tonight's game will be the first repeat final in Women's World Cup history.

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Minnesota Fireworks Law: If It Flies Or It Explodes, It’s Illegal

Staying out of trouble when it comes to Minnesota fireworks laws is pretty simple -- if it flies or explodes, it's illegal. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, and roman candles are out. Sparklers, snakes, spark emitting fountains, and poppers are in -- but remember, none are allowed on public property.

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Minnesota Fireworks Law: If It Flies Or It Explodes, It’s Illegal

Staying out of trouble when it comes to Minnesota fireworks laws is pretty simple -- if it flies or explodes, it's illegal. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, and roman candles are out. Sparklers, snakes, spark emitting fountains, and poppers are in -- but remember, none are allowed on public property.

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