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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 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?)
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Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time Begins Tonight

If the warmer temperatures aren't enough to convince you that Spring is near, maybe the start of Daylight Savings Time will help convince you. It officially starts at 2 AM Sunday morning; so either before you go to bed tonight, or first thing tomorrow morning -- roll your clocks ahead one hour.

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Cathedral’s Season Ends, Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Advance to Title Game

The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders (21-7-2) saw their season come to an end today, losing in the semifinals to #1 Hermantown (28-1-1) 6-5 in overtime. Hermantown will face Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake (23-6-1) for the Class A Boys Hockey Championship tomorrow at Noon at the Xcel Energy Center.

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Minnesota Better Than Most When it Comes to DWI Problems

According to a report published by BackgroundChecks.org, drinking and driving arrests are on the rise in America, but Minnesota is doing better than most states. They looked at data from the CDC and MADD to determine which are the best and worst states when it comes to driving under the influence.

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Final Four in Each Class Set at State Hockey Tournament (Schedules)

Following quarterfinal action at the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament in St. Paul, the final four teams in both classes are set and ready to make a run at the state titles. Good luck to both Cathedral and Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake.

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Win WE Fest Tickets from 98.1 this Weekend at the CMBA Home Show

This weekend it's the 2017 CMBA Home Show at the River's Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. Stop by our booth to learn more about our new mobile app, and to register for a pair of 3-day WE Fest passes. We'll be there today through Sunday.

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