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?)
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.
UPDATED: Severe Weather Possible Today & Tonight
The National Weather Service is saying that there's a risk of severe weather across Central Minnesota today into tonight. Additionally there will be a risk of flash flooding overnight across the area. Tune to 98.1 FM for possible warnings.
Need a Job? The City of St. Cloud is Hiring
If you're looking for a job, the City of St. Cloud has both full-time and part-time openings. Here's the full list.
Central MN Guide to Area Fireworks
We're a patriotic bunch here in Central Minnesota. Here's a quick look at where you can see fireworks displays in our area on the Fourth of July.
St. Cloud Fireworks Ready to Launch
The 70th annual edition of St. Cloud's Fourth of July fireworks are ready to launch tomorrow night (7/4) on the mighty Mississippi. Hester & Wilson Parks are the official viewing areas, but the display can be seen from all across the city.
Twins’ Miguel Sano, Ervin Santana Headed to All-Star Game
Minnesota Twins' third baseman Miguel Sano finished second in all-star balloting at his position, but he's been chosen as a reserve to the American League All-Star team -- along with Twins' pitcher Ervin Santana. Sano will also take part in the Home Run derby.
Minnesota Has the Fattest Pets in America
According to new report on the state of pet health in America by Banfield Pet Hospitals, Minnesota has the fattest pets in the country. Both our dogs and cats tipped the scales at the highest obesity rate.
Joetown Rocks! Monday & Tuesday in Saint Joseph
The Fourth of July and St. Joseph, Minnesota go hand in hand every year, and 2017 will be no exception; as Joetown Rocks! is set to go this Monday & Tuesday for the big summer holiday -- with a full slate of fun, fireworks, and entertainment.
Fireworks in Minnesota: What’s Legal (And What’s Not)
Fire up the grill, put the beer on ice, and get your fireworks together -- it's the 4th of July in Minnesota. Want to stay out of trouble? Here are some guidelines as to what's legal and what's not when it comes to fireworks in the North Star State (plus the penalties if you…