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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 Face Cowboys Tonight In Preseason Action

The Minnesota Vikings face the Cowboys tonight at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, as head coach Mike Zimmer tries to keep his undefeated preseason record (7-0) in tact. This is typically the game when the starters see the most action, but you can count on the fact that Adrian Peterson will spend the entire game on the sidelines.

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What’s Your Dream Getaway?

Here at 98.1 'Minnesota's New Country' we really liked making dreams come true -- your dreams in fact! Earlier this year Kevin, Becky, Missy, Dick, and Brandon -- all from Central Minnesota, won the trip of their dreams from 98.1. What would be your dream getaway if money was no object? We start giving more trips away Monday morning at 7:20.

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It’s Time To Play Minnesota State Fair Bingo (Print Your Card Here)

When it comes to the Minnesota State Fair -- it's all about food, fun, rides, food, animals, entertainment, food -- and of course, people watching. Now it's time to take your people watching skills and apply them competitively with Minnesota State Fair Bingo. You can print your bingo card here.

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Carrie Underwood Hits The Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Tonight

Today is day three of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, and no night at the grandstand will be bigger than tonight -- with Carrie Underwood set to take the stage. Last night Keith Urban and Kelsey Ballerini entertained a sell-out crowd, and tomorrow night is Alan Jackson's turn. Carrie's show as been sold out for months.

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My Cancer-Fighting Flight Over St. Cloud Yesterday With Jim Davis On His Trans-American Journey [PHOTOS]

Jim Davis has defeated cancer four times already; and as a long-time lover of flying he had set the goal of celebrating life by taking a cancer survivor with him in his plane in each of the lower 48 states. Yesterday I was privileged to go up with Jim to become his 47th passenger.

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Cancer Survivor Flying ‘Passion Flights for Life’ (And Today I Go Up With Him Over St. Cloud)

Jim Davis has defeated cancer four times already; and as a long-time lover of flying, he had set the goal of celebrating life by taking a cancer survivor or patient up with him in his plane in each of the lower 48 states. 47 down, with only Minnesota left to go. Today I am privileged to go up with Jim to complete his journey.

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Don’t Miss The ‘America On Tap’ Beer Festival In Sauk Rapids

America On Tap is coming to the Benton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 12th -- showcasing over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries, including many from right here in our own backyard. Plus, live music, delicious food, and other great vendors. Who's going with me?

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