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Pete Hanson

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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Dear Minnesota Pro Sports Teams,

As I was watching Carrie Underwood's husband beat the crap out of the Wild's Justin Falk late in Saturday's game at The X, I paused to reflect on how painful it has been lately to be a fan of yours. You're killing me. You know things are bad when I feel like the Vikings have had the most success as of late. (Yes, the 7-9 Vikings.)

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Celebrate, Remember, & Fight Cancer With 98 Country

Each year, millions of people help save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life. Here in the St. Cloud area, 98 Country will be taking part in the fight on June 5th & 6th -- and we'd love you to join us. So why are we talking about it now? Because the Relay For Life Kickoff event is coming up on January 29th; and you're invited!

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Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The combination of fresh snowfall and very strong winds has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory (purple) for the Saint Cloud area, and a Blizzard Warning (red) to the south and west of our area in effect until 3 AM Friday morning.

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CDC Declares Flu Widespread in 43 States, Including Minnesota

Good news (not), if you've gotten the flu this season -- you're not immune to getting it again. That's because there are different strains, and having one doesn't prevent you from getting another; and neither does the vaccine necessarily. Getting a flu shot is still recommended because it does protect to a certain degree.

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Sure It’s Cold, But I Still Love Minnesota Because _______ .

My parents live in Ham Lake, but have rented a house in Naples, Florida through March; and keep sending me pics like this one, and texts saying it's 88˚ at the beach. (In the NFL that would draw a flag for taunting.) 40-below wind chills can't stop us! Tell us why you still love Minnesota.

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