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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 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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Severe Storms Possible Today & Tonight

Two rounds of thunderstorms are expected across the area today. The first moving in from the south during the day, the second advancing from North Dakota this evening and tonight. Some of these storms could be severe with damaging winds, large hail, and even a few tornadoes. Tune to 98.1 for possible watches and warnings.

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Flash Flooding Possible in Saturday Central Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Central Minnesota for Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. The possibility of heavy rainfall Saturday, along with recent heavy rains, will lead to an increased flooding threat in the watch area tomorrow and tomorrow night.

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Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud Named ‘Listener Favorite’

For the past few weeks 98.1 listeners have been voting for their favorite tattoo shop, and St. Cloud's Olde Town Tattoo has come out on top -- edging out Pain Ink in Brainerd and One Life Tattoo also in Brainerd. I told Ashli I'd get some new ink from the winner. Looks like it's time to give Olde Town a call.

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Summer X Games Coming to Minnesota [Video]

It was announced today the the Summer X Games, that have called Austin, Texas home for the past three years, will be making the move to Minneapolis for the 2017 and 2018 games -- most of which will take place in the new U.S. Bank Stadium. The Winter X Games will continue to be held in Aspen, Colorado.

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Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Check your fridge and freezer for these hot dogs and corn dogs, because they've been recalled by Bar-S Foods due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Do You Kiss Your Kids (or Parents) On The Lips?

Ashli's fiancé Dave coaches a Little League team. She was attending a game the other night and was horrified as it came to an end -- when a mom kissed her son on the lips as he was coming off the field. "OMG," says Ashli, "That's so creepy!" What? I disagree, I think it's endearing. (Don't get any ideas Mom!) What do you think?

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