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?)
The Brackets are Set for the 2018 High School Hockey Tournament
The brackets and schedule for the 2018 Minnesota boys hockey state tournament were revealed today. The winners will play through at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, with the consolation bracket moving to Mariucci Arena at the U of M.
Winter Storm Watch for Heavy Snow Monday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from 6 AM Monday morning through 6 AM Tuesday morning when a major winter storm could dump 6-10" across parts of Central Minnesota.
SCSU Men’s Hockey Earns 4-3 OT Win at North Dakota
The #1 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (22-6-5) beat #13 North Dakota (14-12-9) 4-3 in overtime Friday night in Grand Forks.
ACM Nominations Led by Chris Stapleton [Watch]
Reba announced the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees yesterday on 'CBS This Morning,' and Chris Stapleton leads the way with the most noms. Se also revealed who will be the host.
Jake Owen Got Mellencamp’s OK Before Recording New Song [Watch]
After initially saying to to the tune, Jake Owen reached out to John Mellencamp to get his approval before recording his new song
Brad Paisley Doesn’t Want His Audience To Get Bored [Watch]
Brad Paisley is always changing things up to make sure his audience never gets bored.
Reba McEntire to Reveal ACM Nominees Thursday Morning [Watch]
Reba McEntire will be on 'CBS This Morning' this Thursday to announce some of the nominees that will be contending for Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018.
In Minnesota, We Don’t Eat the Baby
Married co-workers of mine celebrated the baptism of their newborn this weekend, and brought in a sheet cake to share with all of us. A photo of their baby was printed onto the frosting -- and not one person had the nerve to 'eat the baby.'
Brett Young is Engaged
Brett Young has proposed to his long-time, on and off girlfriend Taylor Mills, and she said, 'Yes!' No date has been set, but the couple says the wedding will likely take place in Arizona.
Minnesota Wild Win 4th Straight, Beat Sharks in OT
The Minnesota Wild (35-20-7) beat the San Jose Sharks (33-21-9) 3-2 in overtime last night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for the teams fourth win in a row.
Sartell & Becker Among Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities
The safety experts and number crunchers at Safewise have sifted through the data and added it all up -- presenting us the 20 safest cities in Minnesota for 2018.
Area Snowfall Totals from Saturday’s Storm
The National Weather Service recorded six inches of new snow when the sun came up this morning at the St. Cloud Airport -- but some parts of Central Minnesota measure eight or more inches.