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?)
Vikings On The Rise in ESPN’s Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) are on the rise this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following their 23-10 win over Green Bay; while the Chiefs nab the top spot on this week's list. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the…
Get Out Your Shovel, NWS Releases Winter Outlook
The National Weather Service has released their 3-month winter outlook for January, February, and March.
Hockey Day Minnesota Tickets Are Now On Sale
Hockey Day Minnesota comes to St. Cloud in 2018, with construction of the rink already underway at Lake George. Tickets for the Saturday, January 20th hockey extravaganza are on sale now.
Fall Colors Peaking Across Central Minnesota [Map]
The fall colors are at 75-100% of their peak right here in St. Cloud, with many areas in the northern parts of the state listed as 'past peak' by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Bridgewater Cleared by Doctors to Return to Football
Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared by his doctors to return to playing football. Now it's up to the Vikings to decided whether to remove him from the 'Physically Unable to Perform' (PUP) list. The team can do that at anytime in the next three weeks.
Time To Make Dream Getaway #28 Your Super-Vacation
On Friday Becky Gonzales of St. Cloud won Dream Getaway #27. Before that, twenty-six 98.1 listeners from Central Minnesota won Dream Getaways of their own -- and all are planning the vacation of their dreams with the help of Bursch Travel. Now we start YOUR journey towards Dream Getaw…
Vikings Beat Packers, Claim Division Lead
The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) beat the Green Bay Packers (4-2) 23-10 this afternoon in Minneapolis. Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on a hit by Anthony Barr and may miss the rest of the season.
Vikings Game Day: Packers Invade US. Bank Stadium
Sam Bradford is out again this week replaced again by Case Keenum at quarterback as the Vikes (3-2) face the Pack (4-1). Other Vikings are out due to injuries this week too. This is the first of two regular season games against the Packers this year. The kickoff is set for Noon.
CFB Saturday: Gophers, Huskies, & Johnnies All in Action Today
It's mid-October in Minnesota, and all three area college teams are in action today against conference foes. Not a lot of places can cheer for a D-1, D-2, and D-3 team every Saturday. Go Gophers! Go Huskies! Go Johnnies!
See the Destruction of Northern California Wildfires [Drone Footage]
Central Minnesota is a long way from Northern California, so the epic wildfires can be hard for us to wrap our heads around. Prepare to have your perspective changed by watching this unbelievable drone footage from Getty Images.
Why You Should Get Your Cancer (and Other) Screenings [Please Watch]
The fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and is also the 15th anniversary of me being diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, is reason enough for me to try to talk you into getting your health screenings. Take 90-seconds to watch this. (It could save your life!)
Missing Brainerd Teen May Be in St. Cloud
The Brainerd Police Department is asking for your help in locating 15-year-old Shyanne Waite who is a runway from Brainerd. Authorities have received information that she may have been in the St. Cloud and Twin Cities area.