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?)
It’s Flu Season in Minnesota (And it Could Be a Rough One)
Flu season got off to an early start in this year in the U.S., with 36 states (including Minnesota) already reporting widespread flu activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), getting a vaccine is still the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu.
Vikings Finish Near Top of Final Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (13-3) ended the regular season by beating the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium -- claiming the NFC's #2 seed and a first round playoff bye. See where the Vikes rank at the regular season's end according to the ESPN experts.
NFL Playoff Schedule (+ Potential Vikings Round 2 Opponents)
The NFL regular season came to an end yesterday, leaving just twelve teams standing after the dust had settled -- four of which (including the Minnesota Vikings) will receive a bye for next weekend's first round action. Here's the schedule:
Vikings End Regular Season with Win Over Bears
The Minnesota Vikings (13-3) closed out the regular season with a 23-10 win over the visiting Chicago Bears (5-11) yesterday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With the win the Vikings claim a first round playoff bye -- as the overall #2 seed in the NFC.
Husky Hockey Leaves Princeton with a Pair of Ties
The #1 ranked St. Cloud Huskies Hockey team (12-2-3) leave New Jersey following the weekend series at Princeton (6-7-3) with a pair of ties added to their record -- deadlocking with the Tigers 3-3 on Friday, and 2-2 last night.
Vikings Host Bears Today at U.S. Bank Stadium
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) face the Chicago Bears (5-10) in a match-up of NFC North rivals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The kickoff is set for Noon.
UPDATED: Dangerously Cold This Weekend
With wind chills expected to approach -45º in St. Cloud this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning in effect from 11 PM tonight through Noon on Saturday.
Snow Tonight & Tomorrow, Dangerously Cold This Weekend
The National Weather Service says we can expect 2 or 3 inches of snow across Central Minnesota tonight and tomorrow, followed by even colder weather this weekend.
Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 Opponents Revealed
As the 2017 NFL regular season winds down, the league has revealed the 2018 opponents for all 32 teams. By the looks of things, the Vikings could face more than half of this year's playoff teams next year.
Vikings Top NFC Team in Power Rankings Going Into Final Week
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Packers at Lambeau on Saturday night, and climb yet another spot in the NFL Power Rankings. See where the Vikes rank this week along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Wind Chill Advisory Extended Through Wednesday Morning
The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Advisory for most of Minnesota now in effect through 9 AM Wednesday morning. Expected wind chills from -25º to -35º which can cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes.
Minnesota Less Healthy that It Was a Year Ago
According to the 2017 'American Health Rankings Report,' Minnesota has slipped to the sixth healthiest state -- down from #4 last year, and #1 seven times since 1990. So why does it seem like we're trending downward?