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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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Vikings To Open Training Camp In Mankato On July 25th

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that training camp will begin on Saturday, July 25th on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato. Mankato will be hosting the Vikes for the 50th straight year. The first practice is set for July 26th. Minnesota's first preseason game is August 9th against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Minnesota’s Morning Show: Did Someone Say Pizza Covered Chicken? [Watch]

I don't eat KFC that often, but when I do I love me some original recipe. Now Cindy says they're coming out with chicken covered in pizza (not yet available in America). Why do all the fast-food restaurants unveil the new stuff in foreign lands (see Pizza Hut's hot dog stuffed crust).

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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Best Cities For Recreation

July is 'Park & Recreation' month, and the number crunchers at WalletHub are celebrating by ranking the 100 largest American cities from best to worst for recreation. Minneapolis came in at #7. St. Paul finished at #46. St. Cloud wasn't big enough to make the survey. Cincinnati, Ohio nabbed the top spot.

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Canadian Wildfires Continue To Pour Smoke Into Central Minnesota

There are more than 100 wildfires currently burning across Canada; mainly in Saskatchewan, but also in Alberta and Manitoba. Smoke from those fires continues to be pumped into Minnesota courtesy of the jet stream. Today should be a bit better, but how long will that last?

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Minnesota’s Morning Show: Odd Benefits Offered By Some Employers [Watch]

Health insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) are pretty common elements in a benefits package -- but what about offering to cover the expense of freezing a female employee's eggs? That's not part of the 98.1 package, but is among some of the strange offerings by these companies.

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