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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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Lack Of Snow Rough On Many Minnesotans

From outdoor enthusiasts to business owners -- this winter's lack of snow has been bad news for many Minnesotans. In fact, it's actually been the third mild winter in a row. Here in St. Cloud, we're 14" below average since December 1st, and 28" below where we were this time last year.

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Minnesota Named Second Happiest State

In an article published by the smarty-pants over at WalletHub, Minnesota was determined to be the second happiest state in America -- second only to Utah. Things like financial well-being, physical & mental health, environment, social connections, outlook, jobs, volunteering, and sports participation were taken into consideration.

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Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Chase Rice + More Coming To Brainerd’s Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam 2015 is set to feature Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Chase Rice and more June 25-27 at Brainerd International Raceway. In it's 4th year, Lakes Jam combines country & classic rock for one big 3-day party. Boston is also on the bill for this year's festival.

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Adrian Peterson Requests Trade To Cowboys [Watch]

According to a story by Bleacher Report, Adrian Peterson has requested that the Minnesota Vikings trade him to the Dallas Cowboys. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman reportedly has no interest in trading Peterson to any team. And Adrian felt 'uneasy' about playing in Minnesota before this? #NotGonnaHelp

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Tomorrow Could Be Coldest Day Of The Winter

Tomorrow could be one of the coldest; if not the coldest day of the winter. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for tonight and tomorrow for wind chills in the -35˚ to -45˚ range. The low temperature in St. Cloud is expected to drop to -14˚ overnight tonight, and Sunday's high is forecast to only reach -3˚.

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NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

Just two days before the biggest race of the season, NASCAR yesterday suspended driver Kurt Busch amid allegations of domestic violence. The Daytona 500 runs tomorrow in Florida.  A Delaware judge said Busch likely choked and beat a former girlfriend. Busch is being represented by Adrian Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin.

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