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?)
WE Fest One-Day Flash Sale this Tuesday
This kind of deal is unheard of! There's a one-day WE Fest flash sale coming your way this Tuesday (10/3). You can be sure we won't see these prices anytime between now and WE Fest 2018 -- so don't miss it. (I'm trying to save you some beer money.)
Twins Poised to Make MLB History
The Minnesota Twins are poised to make MLB history -- becoming the first team ever to lose more than 100 games one year, and make the post-season the next. Their magic number is now just one game to clinch the final wildcard spot in the American League.
Fall Colors Still in Early Stages Across Minnesota [Map]
Fall colors are still in their early stages across most of the state, with the St. Cloud area only seeing 10% to 25% of peak colors according to the Department of Natural Resources. Even the northern part of the state has a way to go, but if you can't wait -- here's a map of where the…
Vikings Just Outside of Top-10 In ESPN’s Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (2-1) have risen this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following their 34-17 win over Tampa; while the Falcons nab the top spot on this week's list. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Look at Alexa’s New Trick (She Can Play 98.1 for You) [Watch]
Alexa is much better than I am at learning new tricks, so grab your Amazon Eco or Echo Dot and let her play Minnesota's New Country for you. Here's how:
Vikings Ownership Releases Statement in Response to Trump’s NFL Tweet
Players on many NFL teams are not standing for the National Anthem as protest for what NFL player Colin Kaepernick says are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the U.S. On Saturday Donald Trump caused a stir with a divisive tweet. Here's how Vikings ownership responded.
Time To Make Dream Getaway #27 Your Super-Vacation
On Friday Colin Marcusen of St. Joseph won Dream Getaway #26. Before that, twenty-five 98.1 listeners from Central Minnesota won Dream Getaways of their own -- and all are planning the vacation of their dreams with the help of Bursch Travel. Now we start your journey towards Dream Getaway #27. …
Vikings Game Day: Buccanners Invade US. Bank Stadium
Sam Bradford is out at for the second week in a row, replaced again by Case Keenum. The kickoff is set for Noon.
Johnnies vs. Tommies at Target Field was Amazing
Despite the final score (UST 20, SJU 17), yesterday's first-ever football gate at Target Field was not only an amazing day, but I think the two teams should play their annual matchup their ever season. It was fantastic!
Record Heat Possible Friday in St. Cloud
Tomorrow may be the first official day of fall, but it's going to feel a whole lot like summer across Central Minnesota -- with highs soaring into the 90s, and heat indices approaching 100°.
I’ll Be Cheering for the Johnnies Saturday at Target Field
This Saturday I'll be at Target Field with a bunch of St. Thomas fans when the #6 Johnnies & #10 Tommies tangle in front of the largest DIII football crowd in history. Of course they'll all be decked out in purple. Not me.
Severe Storms Possible Again Tonight
The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather across Central Minnesota again tonight -- with large hail being the greatest threat. Download the 98.1 mobile app and opt in for weather alerts.