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?)
Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks this Week in MN Skies
Late night Thursday into the predawn hours Friday morning will be your best shot at glimpsing shooting stars.
The 98.1 Country Concert Calendar
From Target Center, Xcel Energy Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium, to great outdoor venues like Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium, there's never a shortage of concerts. Lot's of great smaller stages too -- and don't for get about the casinos; always packing their calendars with great acts…
Johnnies Football is NCAA D-III Playoff Bound
#6 St. John's are headed to Illinois Saturday to face #9 North Central in the first round of the NCAA D-III postseason.
Vikings Roll in Washington to Beat Redskins
The Minnesota Vikings (7-2) beat the Washington Redskins (4-5) 38-30 today at FedEx Field in Maryland.
Vikings Face Redskins Today in Washington
The Minnesota Vikings (6-2) face the Washington Redskins (4-4) today in our nation's capital.
After 3 Straight Losses, Wild & Dubnyk Record 2nd Straight Shutout
By all accounts, the Minnesota Wild's start to the 2017-18 season has been underwhelming -- sitting in last place in the Central Division. After a 5-7-2 start and three straight losses the Wild have rebounded for two straight shutouts.
Paynesville & Pierz Advance to State Football Semifinals
The Paynesville Bulldogs (9-2) and the Pierz Pioneers (11-0) have both advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 state football tournament.
Gophers Throttle Nebraska, Johnnies Win & Huskies Fall
The Minnesota Gophers (5-5) dominated the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6) 54-21 this afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Vikings Rise Continues in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings continue their rise this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following their week 9 bye.
Tim & Faith’s ‘Soul 2 Soul’ Tour Returning To Minnesota
98.1 Minnesota's New Country welcomes Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's 'Soul 2 Soul' tour back to Minnesota for another big night of music on Saturday, July 7th at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Huskies Climb to #1 in National Hockey Polls
The St. Cloud State Huskies Men's Hockey team (7-0-0) has climbed to #1 in this week's USCHO and USA Today polls following this past weekend's sweep of visiting #8 UMD. The Huskies were at #2 in last week's poll.
Vikings Rising Near the Top in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (6-2) continue their rise this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following their 33-16 win over Cleveland; while the Eagles nab the top spot on this week's list. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN …