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?)
Vikings Remain Top-5 in This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) lost to the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday, but remain in the top-5 in the NFL Power Rankings this week -- and there's a new #1. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Jolly Trolley Food Drive Returns This Week
Please make a point to help us feed our hungry neighbors during the Jolly Trolley Food Drive (formerly Fill the Flyer). We'll be at five different area stores this week, collecting food & cash to stock the local food shelf. Here's the full schedule.
Vikings Face Panthers Today in Charlotte
The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) face the Carolina Panthers (8-4) in a match-up of NFC contenders at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The kickoff is set for Noon.
#2 Husky Hockey Follows Friday Tie with Saturday Win Over #5 UND
The #2 St. Cloud State Husky Men's Hockey team (12-2-1) followed up last night's tie with a 3-1 win tonight over #5 North Dakota (10-5-5) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
98.1 Minnesota’s New Country is Now Available with Echo & Alexa
Your favorite radio station is now compatible with all Alexa-enabled devices. Want to listen? Just ask Alexa!
#2 St. Cloud State Hosts #5 North Dakota Tonight & Tomorrow
The #2 St. Cloud State Huskies Men's Hockey team (11-2-0) hosts #5 North Dakota (10-4-4) in a pair of games tonight and tomorrow night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
Another Round of Light Snow Possible Friday Evening
The National Weather Service says another round of light snow is possible across the area Friday evening -- especially across the eastern portion of the region where 1-2" of new snow could accumulate.
WE Fest is Looking for 2017-2018 College Ambassadors
Are you in college at St. Cloud State, St. John's, St. Ben's or somewhere else? Love country music? Want FREE tickets to WE Fest? If the answer to all three is 'yes,' WE Fest wants you to be a 2017-2018 WE Fest College Ambassador.
Vikings Nearing Top in This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) beat the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday for their eighth straight victory, nudging them near the top of the NFL Power Rankings this week. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
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…