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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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UPDATED: Snow Overnight for St. Cloud, Blizzard Conditions to the South

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the St. Cloud area through 6 AM Wednesday morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Twin Cities -- with a Blizzard Warning issued Southwest Minnesota. Travel is not advised across the southern third of Minnesota.

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St. Cloud Snow Uncertain as Rochester Closes Schools In Advance of Blizzard

Blizzard conditions are expected tomorrow & tomorrow night across southern Minnesota. Heavy snow will spread from the south across the Twin Cities, and into western Wisconsin. Models are forecasting anywhere from less than an inch, up to 7 inches for St. Cloud; with the somewhere around 2-3 inches most likely.

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Blizzard Taking Aim At Southern Minnesota

A potent winter storm is setting up for a potential strike across Southern Minnesota for Tuesday and Wednesday -- with blizzard conditions a distinct possibility for Rochester, Mankato, Albert Lea, and Worthington. Accumulations of 1-3" are more what we are expecting in the St. Cloud area.

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Huskies Top Bemidji State For Northstar Cup Title

The 3rd ranked St. Cloud State Huskies (22-5-1) dominated the Bemidji Beavers (11-11-1) 5-2 this evening at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to claim their first Northstar College Cup title in the tournament's third year. Minnesota State (Mankato) beat the Minnesota Gophers 3-2 earlier in the day in the third place game.

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Huskies To Face Bemidji State This Afternoon For Northstar Cup Title

The #3 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team beat Minnesota State (Mankato) 5-4 yesterday  at the Xcel Energy Center in the first game of the 2016 Northstar Cup tourney. The late game saw Bemidji State drop the Minnesota Gophers 4-2, setting up this afternoon's title game between the Huskies and Beavers.

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15-Goal Weekend for Huskies as SCSU Blasts WMU

Already the top-scoring team in the country coming into the weekend, the St. Cloud State  Huskies (20-5-1) followed up Friday night's 8-2 win over Western Michigan (7-14-3), with a 7-3 over the Broncos on home ice Saturday night. The Huskies have outscored WMU 31-8 in four games this season.

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Snow Tonight & Tomorrow, Followed by Warmup

Snow is expected to begin overnight tonight across Central Minnesota, continuing through the day on Monday -- eventually leaving behind 2-3" of new accumulation in St. Cloud. Following the snow, expect above average temperatures later in the week -- with highs approaching 40˚ by Friday.

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Here’s How To Avoid Getting Tax Scammed

Tax season is a time of year that sees an increase in identity theft and tax related scams. Let's start by saying that you should NEVER give out information over the phone. This morning Ashli & I talked to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota, and they had a ton of great suggestions. Here you go.

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Most Of Us Are Really Bad At Passwords | Here’s Some Help

This morning Ashli & I talked about the most popular passwords from 2015. The most common one was '123456' followed by 'password.' Is it any surprise we're all getting hacked? Here are a couple of apps that I use to create strong, safe passwords -- that I never have to remember.

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Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Florida, California, and Tennessee

At least three tickets matched all six numbers in last night's record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing -- with winners being sold in Florida, California, and Tennessee. (I'm really gonna be suspicious if one of those was purchased by lunch ladies.) Back to work for the rest of us here in Minnesota.

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