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Pete Hanson

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 love working with Ashli in the morning. Hard to believe we get paid for being knuckleheads on the radio. Thanks for inviting us into your world. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#4): 12 Highest Rated Central Minnesota Elementary Schools

Minnesota is known for the quality of its education, and as parents few things are more important to us when it comes to our kids. Using GreatSchools.org, I compiled a list of the twelve highest-rated elementary schools in Central Minnesota. Did your kids' school make the list?

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#6): St. Cloud & Waite Park Among Most Dangerous Cities in Minnesota

The team at RoadSnacks took a look at the 120 largest cities in Minnesota, and analyzed crime data from the annual FBI report to determine the most dangerous places to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Lock your door before you read the list.

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Minnesota Among Kinkiest States in America

Once again, the team at RoadSnacks.net have set their bean counters to work, this time crunching the numbers to determine the kinkiest states in America -- and the Land of 10,000 Lakes cracked the top five. Kinky (like beauty) is in the eye of the beholder, so we'll leave it up to to decide what all this means.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#8): St. Cloud Gets Verbally Abused in Urban Dictionary, Let’s Change That

Whenever a term comes along that we're unfamiliar with -- we reach for Urban Dictionary, to get the street-sense idea of what something's all about. So this morning we decided to look up 'St. Cloud' and it wasn't pretty.  Quite frankly, it made us mad -- and we need you to help us do something about it.

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