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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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U.S. Women Face Japan Tonight For World Cup Championship

In a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup final, the U.S. women will face Japan tonight for the FIFA Women's World Cup Championship. Japan beat the U.S. for the title in 2011, but the U.S. came back to top Japan in 2012 for Olympic gold. Tonight's game will be the first repeat final in Women's World Cup history.

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Minnesota Fireworks Law: If It Flies Or It Explodes, It’s Illegal

Staying out of trouble when it comes to Minnesota fireworks laws is pretty simple -- if it flies or explodes, it's illegal. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, and roman candles are out. Sparklers, snakes, spark emitting fountains, and poppers are in -- but remember, none are allowed on public property.

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Fourth Of July Jello Shots [How To Video]

Looking for special something to bring to your 4th of July bash? How about these easy-to-make 4th of July jello shots? (Seriously, I was convinced I was going to make these for an entire 30 seconds -- before I realized I had some cold PBR in the fridge; conveniently already in red, white, and blue cans.)

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Minnesota Ranks 34th On List Of Most Patriotic States

The 4th of July is just a few of days away, so the number crunchers at WalletHub have fired up the old Patri-o-meter to determine which states are the 'most patriotic.' Minnesota came in at 34th on their list. Virginia nabbed the top spot; New York finished on the bottom.

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