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?)
What’s Minnesota’s Most Googled Health Problem?
As the health care debate rages on, the teams at HighSpeedInternet.com and Medicare Health Plans decided to team up to identify what health condition each state was most concerned about according to Google. Can you guess what they found for Minnesota?
What Will You Do if You Win Saturday’s $205M Powerball Jackpot? [Poll]
Minnesota Lottery outlets will be busy this week as the estimated jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has climbed to $205 million. What will you do if you win it all Saturday night?
Severe Weather a Possibility Again This Afternoon & Tonight
There's a risk of severe weather across the area again today and tonight, with large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rains as the main threats. Download the 98.1 mobile app and opt in for weather alerts -- and tune to 98.1 for possible watches and warnings.
Severe Storms Possible Again Today
There's a risk of severe weather across the area again today, with large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rains as the main threats. Download the 98.1 mobile app and opt in for weather alerts -- and tune to 98.1 for possible watches and warnings.
Severe Weather Possible This Evening & Tonight
The National Weather Service is calling for a slight risk of severe weather across the area beginning this evening into tonight. Download the 98.1 mobile app and opt in for weather alerts -- and tune to 98.1 for possible watches & warnings.
Northern Light’s May Be Visible from St. Cloud Tonight
NOAA's Space Prediction Center is saying that the Northern Lights may be visible from parts of Minnesota overnight tonight. Skies are expected to be mostly clear across Central Minnesota which would make for good viewing.
Your Complete WE Fest Camping Guide
Just a few more weeks to go until WE Fest 2017! He's some info and reminders to help you plan and make the most of your camping experience. We'll see you there!
Pierz Freedom Fest this Saturday
Come on, let's go to Pierz this Saturday for the 5th annual Pierz Freedom Fest -- for one big party and live country music from Neal McCoy (The Shake, Wink, Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On), Blackhawk (Goodbye Says It All, I'm Not Strong Enough To Say No, Every Once In A Whi…
13 Habits of Likable People (Pete vs. Ashli vs. You)
Recently Forbes magazine published a story about the thirteen habits of 'exceptionally likable' people based on research at UCLA. Here's a chance to see how you stack up against Ashli and I who each graded ourselves this morning (which is highly questionable research protocol).&n…
UPDATE: Significant Severe Weather Risk Tonight
The National Weather Service says there's a significant threat of severe weather across Central Minnesota tonight. Large hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning, torrential rainfall, and isolated tornadoes are possible. Download the 98.1 app and opt in for weather aler…
Twins Enter All-Star Break in 2nd (Beer Cup Half-Full or Half-Empty?)
The Minnesota Twins have wrapped up the first-half of the season in second place. And before I even ask, as a fellow lifetime Minnesota sports fan I'm pretty sure I know the answer -- but here we go: When it comes to the second half of the season, is your ($12) Twins Beer cu…
How Well Do You Know St. Cloud?
The Granite City is full of unique spots, landmarks, sights and symbols. In this week's edition of 'How Well Do You Know St. Cloud?' we're asking you where this photo was taken. Submit your answer for a chance to win a 4-pack of St. Cloud Rox tickets.