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?)
Guide to St. Cloud’s 2017 Winter Nights & Lights Festival
This Saturday's Winter Nights & Lights Festival promises several days of fun, with the annual St. Cloud bash taking on the theme, Holiday On Ice.' The festivities crank up early Saturday afternoon. Here's your complete guide to all the activities.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing is the Perfect Way to Give Back this Holiday Season
The Salvation Army's bell ringing season is going on right now through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers like you are the difference between an empty kettle and one that makes a difference. Are you or your family ready to 'ring for good?'
Are You Prepared for Another Minnesota Winter on the Road?
Here in Minnesota, we're familiar with the idea of emergency kits for winter travel, but it's easy to slip into the, 'It's not gonna happen to me' mentality? These tips could help you survive when a simple trip over the river & through the woods turns into a dangerous si…
Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 4:00 AM Tuesday morning for most of Central Minnesota .
Four Minnesota Schools in D-1 Hockey Top-20 (Including #2 SCSU)
The weekly USCHO Division I Men's College Hockey Poll came out today, and the St. Cloud State Huskies remain the #2 team in the country -- with the University of Denver hanging on to the top spot. Three other Minnesota schools also cracked the Top-20.
Vikings Now Hold Top Seed in NFC
Yesterday's win by the Minnesota Vikings in Atlanta, combined with the Philadelphia Eagles loss last night in Seattle has nudged the Vikings into the top spot in the NFC.
Vikings Beat Falcons for 8th Straight Win
The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) beat the Atlanta Falcons (7-5) 14-9 today at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Georgia.
Vikings Face Falcons Today in Atlanta
Case Keenum will get the start at quarterback again this week as the Minnesota Vikings (9-2) face the Atlanta Falcons (7-4) in an NFC match-up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Jolly Trolley Food Drive Returning to St. Cloud Area
Please make a point to help us feed our hungry neighbors this December during the Jolly Trolley Food Drive (formerly Fill the Flyer). We'll be at five different area stores starting December 11th, collecting food & cash to stock the local food shelf. Here's the full schedule.
Vikings Top-5 in This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, resulting in a one-spot drop in ESPN's poll -- leapfrogged by the team they dominated two weeks ago. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Increased Fire Danger for Central Minnesota Today
Low humidities and strong winds in the forecast, combined with dry vegetation across Central Minnesota has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning in effect today through 5 PM for much of the area including Stearns County.
Brad Paisley is Coming to Minnesota (Get the Pre-Sale Code)
98.1 Minnesota's New Country welcomes Brad Paisley's Weekend Warrior Tour to Minnesota on Saturday, April 28th at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.