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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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Judge Rules In Favor Of Adrian Peterson, Case Sent Back To NFL

Federal Judge David Doty has overturned Adrian Peterson's suspension by the NFL. The judge ruled that the NFL's arbitrator overstepped his authority in suspending Peterson, and has sent the case back to the league. Where this leaves the relationship between Peterson and the Vikings is unclear.

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20 Things Minnesotans Should Brag About (But Don’t Because It’s Not Nice)

A couple of years ago Buzzfeed published a list of things that Minnesota is famous for. Here are the top-20 things from that list -- and frankly I think we need to throw the ol' 'Minnesota Nice' out the window and do some good old fashioned bragging.

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Who’s Gonna Run (And Bounce & Slide) The ‘Insane Inflatable’ 5K With Me? [Watch]

Step #1: Register. Step #2: Train a little. Step #3: Look forward to running, bouncing, and sliding through the obstacle course with me at Powder Ridge. Step #4: Melt snow and make it be June. Here's a look at the obstacles. (Seriously, make it be June.)

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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Cities For Football Fans

With the Super Bowl approaching, the brainiacs at WalletHub took a look at the 142 biggest cites in America and determined which were the best cities for football fans. Green Bay finished in the top spot. Las Vegas finished last. Minneapolis came in at #10. Here's the full list.

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Saint Paul Named 2nd Best NHL City In America

Home of the Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul has been named the second best 'NHL City in America' by SmartAsset.com. Minnesota's top-ranked hockey fan base, combined with a high quality of life put the Capitol City near the top of the list. Pittsburgh, PA came in at number-one.

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Lack Of Snow Rough On Many Minnesotans

From outdoor enthusiasts to business owners -- this winter's lack of snow has been bad news for many Minnesotans. In fact, it's actually been the third mild winter in a row. Here in St. Cloud, we're 14" below average since December 1st, and 28" below where we were this time last year.

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Minnesota Named Second Happiest State

In an article published by the smarty-pants over at WalletHub, Minnesota was determined to be the second happiest state in America -- second only to Utah. Things like financial well-being, physical & mental health, environment, social connections, outlook, jobs, volunteering, and sports participation were taken into consideration.

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