Rochester, Minnesota has been named one of the top-10 happiest cities in America according to a study published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. Rochester came in at #6 on the list behind Lafayette, LA (#1), Houma, LA (#2), Shreveport, LA (#3), Baton Rouge, LA (#4), and Alexandria, LA (#5). What the hell is going on in Louisiana?
The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Pryor appeared in 34 games with the Mariners from 2012-2014, posting a 2.81 ERA with 35 strikeouts. He will report to Triple-A Rochester.
Minnesota Vikings players report to training camp in Mankato for the 49th straight year today, and move into what will be their home for the next several weeks at Minnesota State University. Here's why I'm looking forward to the new season, along with some of the latest Vikings headlines.
Today is opening day at Halfway Jam 2014. Winger, Sebastian Bach, April Wine, Vixen, Jackyl and more hit the Halfway Jam main stage July 24th, 25th & 26th; about 20 miles north of St. Cloud near Royalton -- and we've got all the info.
The Minnesota Vikings will play their home games this season at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus -- and single-game tickets go on sale today. The home opener is on Sunday, September 14th against the New England Patriots.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central and Northern Minnesota in effect until 4 AM Tuesday morning, including the cities of St. Cloud, Morris, Fergus Falls, Brainerd, and Hinckley. Damaging wind is the main threat, but large hail and very heavy rain are also possible.
ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is scheduled to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones this week, forcing a delay to the start of their tour, and a cancellation of Friday's (7/25) show at Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, Minnesota.
Hot and humid conditions will lead to dangerous heat indices of 100˚ to 110˚ this afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Heat Advisory for the St. Cloud area. Storms will develop this evening, with Central Minnesota at moderate risk for severe weather tonight.
With the forecast calling for the hottest weather of the summer so far, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for St. Cloud and the surrounding area for tomorrow (Monday) -- when the heat index is expected to reach 105˚.
The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer for three games, following an investigation into allegations by former Viking punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer made anti-homosexual comments.
The hot and humid Minnesota summer weather that has escaped us so far this season will make an appearance Sunday and Monday, with the heat index possibly soaring as high as 110 Monday afternoon. An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the Twin Cities Monday afternoon and evening.
Sometimes we take for granted that which is closest to us. Easy to do; human nature. In Minnesota we are fortunate to have access to some of the best medical facilities in the country. I've had great care at St. Cloud Hospital, Twin Cities hospitals, and my last three surgeries have been at Mayo Clinic in Rochester -- recently voted #1 hospital in the USA.
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