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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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Twins Win In Houston, Keep Pace In Wild Card Race

The Minnesota Twins (70-65) picked up a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros (74-62) last night at Minute Maid Park -- thanks to Eddie Rosario's two-run triple in the ninth, followed by a ninth inning, game-saving catch by Byron Buxton. Texas also won, keeping the Twins 1.5 games back in the Wild Card race.

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Severe Storms Possible Across Minnesota This Afternoon

The National Weather Service says a cold front will sweep across Minnesota this afternoon, possibly triggering severe thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, torrential downpours, and localized flooding. Stay tuned to 98.1 for any watches and warnings.

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Merle Haggard Hits The Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow is the last day of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, and it will be another big night of country music on the grandstand stage -- with Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson set to perform. Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, and Keith Urban have already wowed State Fair grandstand crowds. $35 tickets are still available for tomorrow night's show.

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Vikings Make Final Cuts Today (Cassel & Ponder Also Released)

The Minnesota Vikings, along with all of the other 31 NFL teams, made their final cuts today -- bringing their roster down to the league mandated 53 players. In Oakland, Christian Ponder was cut by the Raiders. In Buffalo, Matt Cassel was let go by the Bills. As of tonight, here's how the Vikings roster looks:

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Severe Storms Possible Across Central Minnesota Sunday

The National Weather Service says a cold front will sweep across Minnesota Sunday afternoon, possibly triggering severe thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, torrential downpours, and localized flooding. Tune to 98.1 tomorrow for any watches and warnings.

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Minnesota State Fair Highlights This Weekend

This Labor Day weekend marks the final three days of the 12-day extravaganza that is the Minnesota State Fair. Weekend highlights include Garrison Keillor, Pronto Pups, Merle Haggard, Minnesota micro brews, a big talent contest, Midway discounts, animals, daily parades, and -- oh yeah, more food!

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Vikings Face Titans Tonight To Wrap Up Preseason

The Minnesota Vikings face the Tennessee Titans tonight in Nashville, as head coach Mike Zimmer tries to keep his undefeated preseason record (8-0) in tact. Typically, starters do not see much action in this game, as NFL teams prepare to cut their rosters down to the final number of 53 by Saturday.

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Gophers & Huskies Open 2015 Football Seasons Tonight

The Minnesota Gopher football team opens its season tonight against the #2 TCU Horned Frogs at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The St. Cloud State Huskies also kickoff the new season tonight against Concordia-St. Paul at Husky Stadium. I'll miss the SCSU opener, because I'll be at the Gopher game.

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