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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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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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Noel Patton of Sartell Wins Dream Getaway #8

Congratulations to Noel Patton of Sartell -- the winner of Dream Getaway #8! We called Noel this morning to let her know that she had won the trip of a lifetime. Now it's up to Noel  to decide where she wants to go (early indications suggest Costa Rica). Be sure to register for the online Dream Getaway we're giving away on November 20th..

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Vikings Top Raiders 30-14 For Fifth Straight Win

The Minnesota Vikings (7-2) beat the Oakland Raiders (4-5) 30-14 this afternoon in California for the team's fifth straight win. The Minnesota win, coupled with today's Green Bay Packers (6-3) 18-16 loss to the Detroit Lions (2-7), leaves the Vikings in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

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Lakes Jam Announces Toby Keith As 2016 Headliner

As heard this morning on Minnesota's Morning Show, Toby Keith will be a headliner at this June's Lakes Jam 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. Toby Keith will rock Lakes Jam on June 24th.

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Apollo, Cathedral, Sartell & Alex Crack Class A Hockey Top-20

The preseason Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Class A Top-20 poll is out, and it features several area teams -- all lined up behind top-ranked Hermantown. There's a lot of hockey teams in the state, so top-20 is sayin' something. Here in Minnesota, it's time to play hockey!

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Today Is Minnesota’s ‘Give To The Max Day’

'Give to the Max Day' is designed to rally and inspire Minnesotans to donate to local charities in one big 24-hour period -- and #GTMD15 is today. There are over $4-Million in matching gifts just waiting for. You can find organizations that deserve your support here. Will you join me in giving to the max today?

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