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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 love working with Ashli in the morning. Hard to believe we get paid for being knuckleheads on the radio. Thanks for inviting us into your world. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
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UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch for Christmas Day

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for portions of Central Minnesota including Stearns and Benton Counties in effect from 6:00 Sunday morning through 6:00 Sunday evening for the possibility of freezing rain and accumulating ice -- which could cause dangerous driving conditions and power outages.

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10-Year-Old Autistic Girl Kaylee Rodgers Singing ‘Hallelujah’ Will Give You Goosebumps

This is exactly what we all need to slide into the Christmas weekend. A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has wowed people around the world after a video of her singing in her school choir went viral. Her parents say she doesn't talk much, but when she sings -- just wow!

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Winter Storm Watch for Christmas Day

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for portions of Central Minnesota including Stearns and Benton Counties in effect from 6:00 Sunday morning through 6:00 Sunday evening for the possibility of freezing rain and accumulating ice -- which could cause dangerous driving conditions and power outages.

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Holiday Family Fun Courtesy of the Coborn’s Blog

I'm planning my family holiday strategy. Vikings will be done by 3:00 Saturday afternoon (and likely not going to do anything for the vibe). Most of the fam to church at 5:00, then dinner at my sister's. Christmas Day at mom & dad's. Feel's like there are a few holes in the plan, but thanks to Coborn's I found this fun little distraction.

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Bridgewater, Bradford, or Both? (Or neither?) [Vote]

Despite starting the season 5-0 it appears the Vikings have missed the playoffs, and decisions will need to be made regarding the quarterback position for 2017. Will Teddy be healthy enough to play? Has Sam played well enough to return? Let us know what you think (and see how everyone else feels).

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10 Things I Know About the First Day of Winter (Today) in MN

Today is officially the first day of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere (woo hoo), or as we call it here in Minnesota, a slushy December 21st. It has little to do with what we call 'winter' in Minnesota, and more about planets and the sun; but here's are ten things I do know:

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