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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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Minnesota’s Most Dangerous Drunk Driving Counties

Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released its yearly list of Minnesota's 'Top 25 Most Dangerous Drunk Driving Counties.' It's made up of the last three years of statistics of DWI related deaths and alcohol-related crashes that cause serious injury. Hint: Stay away from Hennepin County (aka Minneapolis).

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Vikings Face Bears This Afternoon In Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) and Chicago Bears (2-4) will face each other today for the first of two times this season -- with the second date coming on December 20th. Can the Vikings win a second consecutive divisional road game after last week's victory in Detroit-- and win in Chicago for the first time since 2007?

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Becker & Pierz Win, Join ROCORI In State Football Semifinals

The Becker Bulldogs (10-0) topped Benilde-St. Margaret's (5-5) 48-7 yesterday afternoon in Osseo, and the Pierz Pioneers (10-0) defeated Albany (9-1) 9-0 in St. Cloud to send both teams on to the State Football Tournament semifinals next week. ROCORI advanced on Friday night. Here are the times, dates, & brackets.

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Gophers, Huskies, & Johnnies All At Home Today

I'll be at TCF Bank Stadium with my dad tonight as the Minnesota Gophers host the Michigan Wolverines in their first game since Jerry Kill's retirement earlier this week. The Johnnies are at home this afternoon against Augsburg -- and the Huskies face Northern State today at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud.

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Thirteen Years Ago Today My Doctor Told Me I Had Cancer

Thirteen years ago today my doctor told me I had stage-three colorectal cancer. That's not a conversation you plan for. When meeting with the surgeon for the first time he asked me about my medical history, and I told him that it had been pretty boring. He said, "Well that's about to change." None of us had any idea how right he was.

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ROCORI Football Faces Hermantown Tonight + Weekend Playoff Schedule

It's state football tournament time in Minnesota as the march to Prep Bowl 2015 gets underway tonight with the ROCORI Spartans facing the Hermantown Hawks at Brainerd High School at 7 PM. Albany, Becker, and Pierz play tomorrow. Good luck to our Central Minnesota 'Boys of Fall.'

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Ten Things You Better Have To Survive A Minnesota Winter

Here we go, another winter in Minnesota. And although we have been through this before, it never hurts to have a little refresher on the things that will make your life more bearable during the deep freeze. You don't want to skimp on these. Here are the things you cannot survive without in the Land of 10,000 Lakes this winter.

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Jerry Kill’s Emotional Press Conference Today [Watch]

I'm a Gopher alum, and have tickets to Saturday's game against the Michigan Wolverines. I'm also someone who has had to make tough choices and endure difficult times due to health issues. My heart goes out to coach Kill and wish the best for he and his family. Go Gophers! Go coach Kill!

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