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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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Snow Chance Melts Away, Rain & Wind On the Way

The National Weather Service says the likelihood of snow in Central Minnesota has diminished, but rain and wind will take it's place beginning tomorrow. Parts of southern Minnesota could see up to 2" of rain with 50 mph winds. Here in St. Cloud it should be closer to a half-inch of rain and 20-30 mph winds.

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The Edmund Fitzgerald’s Fateful Voyage Began 40 Years Ago Today

The ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald set sail for the final time forty years ago today in the afternoon of November 9th, 1975. The ship, loaded with taconite pellets and a crew of 29, left Superior headed east for a steel mill near Detroit, but was caught in a severe storm and sank the next day in Lake Superior killing all aboard.

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Will Mid-Week Storm Bring First Snowfall To Central Minnesota?

The National Weather Service is saying that a strong storm system will move into our area beginning Wednesday with showers, light rain mixing with snow, possibly changing to all snow (with the best chance of snow across Central and East Central Minnesota into Western Wisconsin) late Thursday into Friday.

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Pierz & Becker Win, Prep Bowl Championship Bound

The Becker Bulldogs (12-0) beat the Stewartville Tigers (11-1) 34-14 last night in Chanhassen to send the Bulldogs back to the Class 4A championship Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Pierz Pioneers (12-0) topped Tri-City United (10-2) 29-6 at Park Center High School to send the Pioneers to the Class 3A title game.

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State Football Semifinals See Becker & Pierz In Action Tonight, ROCORI Tomorrow

It's state football semifinal weekend in Minnesota, with winners advancing to the Prep Bowl championships next weekend at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Becker will face Stewartville tonight in one of the Class 4A semifinals. Pierz will go up against Tri-City United in one of the two Class 3A semis. Here are the brackets, times, and locations:

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Plan Ahead, Minnesota’s ‘Give To The Max Day’ Coming Up On Nov. 12th

'Give to the Max Day' is designed to rally and inspire Minnesotans to donate to local charities in one big 24-hour period -- and #GTMD15 is coming up quickly, this Thursday, November 12th. You can find organizations that deserve your support here. Will you join me in giving to the max on Thursday?

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What’s Your Dog Doing Right Now? [Photos]

Today on Minnesota's Morning Show Cindy & I are asking you to snap & send us a pic of 'What Your Dog's Doing Right Now.' Our favorite pic will earn a $25 Petsmart gift card for the dog (and yes you have to take them so they can pick out their prize), and a Subway Sandwich Platter for you. Here are the submissions so far: 

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