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?)
Vikings Top NFC Team in Power Rankings Going Into Final Week
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Packers at Lambeau on Saturday night, and climb yet another spot in the NFL Power Rankings. See where the Vikes rank this week along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Wind Chill Advisory Extended Through Wednesday Morning
The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Advisory for most of Minnesota now in effect through 9 AM Wednesday morning. Expected wind chills from -25º to -35º which can cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes.
Minnesota Less Healthy that It Was a Year Ago
According to the 2017 'American Health Rankings Report,' Minnesota has slipped to the sixth healthiest state -- down from #4 last year, and #1 seven times since 1990. So why does it seem like we're trending downward?
Did you Get a New Phone for Christmas? Download the 98.1 App
Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Bring it to life by downloading the 98.1 app from the App Store or Google Play (and yes, it's free). Get interactive with us, opt in for alerts you want, stay on top of what's up in Central Minnesota, listen live to 98.1 Minnesota's New…
Snow On the Way Later in the Week
The National Weather Service says we could see a few inches of snow across Central Minnesota Wednesday night and Thursday -- along with moderating temperatures, but they won't last long as we head back to the deep freeze to ring in the new year.
Did Santa Bring You an Echo? Teach Alexa to Play 98.1
If Santa brought you an Echo device, you'll want to teach Alexa to play 98.1 Minnesota's New Country. Here's how on your new Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or any other Alexa-enabled device. Merry Christmas!
Bitterly Cold Wind Chills Tonight Through Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for most of Minnesota in effect from midnight tonight through Noon on Tuesday. Expected wind chills from -15º to -35º can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.
NORAD Tracking Santa, Follow His Progress Around the World Here
NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), tasked with protecting USA & Canada's airspace has begun their annual tracking of Santa's progress around the world. We've partnered with NORAD to bring you access to their tracking systems here.
Vikings Shutout Packers in Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Green Bay Packers (7-8) 16-0 last night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. With the win the Vikings stay on track to claiming a first round playoff bye -- and keep their hopes alive for the overall #1 seed in the NFC.
9 Cool Things to Do in Minnesota This Winter
From our friends at Explore Minnesota, here are nine great and unique ideas for things to do in Minnesota this winter that celebrate who we are, where we live, and what we love. #OnlyinMN
Merry (Coldest) Christmas (in 20 Years)
Christmas hasn't been this cold in St. Cloud in 20 years -- and this year the temperatures will be more of the same all the way to the New Year. Maybe this time around a lump of coal or two wouldn't be the worst thing you could get in your stocking.
Vikings Face Packers Tonight in Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) face the Green Bay Packers (7-7) in a match-up of bitter NFC North rivals at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The kickoff is set for 7:30 PM.