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Pete Hanson

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?)
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UFO Sightings in Minnesota a Common Occurrence [Area Reports]

A while back WCCO did a story about a Marshall County sheriff's deputy that had a close encounter in August of 1979 that resulted in his squad car being damaged. The car is on display at the Marshall County Museum. The story prompted me to do some digging on the reporting of UFOs in Minnesota -- and I was shocked by what I found. 

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Minnesota Twins Announce Monday’s Opening Day Schedule of Events

Opening Day for the Minnesota Twins takes place at Target Field next Monday, April 3rd in Minneapolis. The forecast five days out is for morning showers with a high of 53˚. The first pitch is set for 3:00 PM. The first 30,000 fans in will score a long-sleeve hooded tee.

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UPDATE: Child Found, Suspect in Custody Following Amber Alert

Minneapolis Police are seeking the public’s help locating an abducted child. Harlen Vontrel Hulbert is 2½ years old, dark complected, with black braided hair, brown eyes. He is wearing a red & gray shirt and blue jeans. He was taken this morning at 6:55 AM from 2014 3rd Avenue S. in Minneapolis by 26 year old Hershel (Herlsey) Theo Hulbert.

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Pinterest Unveils Minnesota’s Favorite Food

Food is the biggest category on Pinterest, with more than 15 billion food pins worldwide, so the team at Pinterest decided to look at what food is being shared the most in each state -- which in their eyes must mean it's our favorite food. Any guesses what came in at #1 in Minnesota?

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