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?)
ACM Nominations Led by Chris Stapleton [Watch]
Reba announced the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees yesterday on 'CBS This Morning,' and Chris Stapleton leads the way with the most noms. Se also revealed who will be the host.
Jake Owen Got Mellencamp’s OK Before Recording New Song [Watch]
After initially saying to to the tune, Jake Owen reached out to John Mellencamp to get his approval before recording his new song
Brad Paisley Doesn’t Want His Audience To Get Bored [Watch]
Brad Paisley is always changing things up to make sure his audience never gets bored.
Reba McEntire to Reveal ACM Nominees Thursday Morning [Watch]
Reba McEntire will be on 'CBS This Morning' this Thursday to announce some of the nominees that will be contending for Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018.
In Minnesota, We Don’t Eat the Baby
Married co-workers of mine celebrated the baptism of their newborn this weekend, and brought in a sheet cake to share with all of us. A photo of their baby was printed onto the frosting -- and not one person had the nerve to 'eat the baby.'
Brett Young is Engaged
Brett Young has proposed to his long-time, on and off girlfriend Taylor Mills, and she said, 'Yes!' No date has been set, but the couple says the wedding will likely take place in Arizona.
Minnesota Wild Win 4th Straight, Beat Sharks in OT
The Minnesota Wild (35-20-7) beat the San Jose Sharks (33-21-9) 3-2 in overtime last night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for the teams fourth win in a row.
Sartell & Becker Among Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities
The safety experts and number crunchers at Safewise have sifted through the data and added it all up -- presenting us the 20 safest cities in Minnesota for 2018.
Area Snowfall Totals from Saturday’s Storm
The National Weather Service recorded six inches of new snow when the sun came up this morning at the St. Cloud Airport -- but some parts of Central Minnesota measure eight or more inches.
SCSU Men’s Hockey Beats DU, Wins Regular Season Title
The #1 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (21-6-5) claimed the NCHC regular season title by defeating the #4 University of Denver Pioneers (17-8-7) 4-2 Saturday night in St. Cloud.
SCSU Men’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Tie vs. Denver
The #1 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (20-6-5) officially skated to a 1-1 tie against #4 University of Denver (17-7-7) Friday night in St. Cloud -- before Denver scored in the 3-on-3 overtime to earn an extra point in the NCHC standings.
Wild Complete East Coast Sweep with 4-1 Win Over Rangers
The Minnesota Wild (34-20-7) beat the New York Rangers (27-30-5) 4-1 Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. The win complete's a sweep of Minnesota's three-game road trip.