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 Shutout Packers in Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Green Bay Packers (7-8) 16-0 last night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. With the win the Vikings stay on track to claiming a first round playoff bye -- and keep their hopes alive for the overall #1 seed in the NFC.
9 Cool Things to Do in Minnesota This Winter
From our friends at Explore Minnesota, here are nine great and unique ideas for things to do in Minnesota this winter that celebrate who we are, where we live, and what we love. #OnlyinMN
Merry (Coldest) Christmas (in 20 Years)
Christmas hasn't been this cold in St. Cloud in 20 years -- and this year the temperatures will be more of the same all the way to the New Year. Maybe this time around a lump of coal or two wouldn't be the worst thing you could get in your stocking.
Vikings Face Packers Tonight in Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) face the Green Bay Packers (7-7) in a match-up of bitter NFC North rivals at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The kickoff is set for 7:30 PM.
‘Hockey Day Minnesota’ St. Cloud Just a Month Away
The countdown is on for Hockey Day Minnesota -- coming to St. Cloud on Saturday, January 20th (with some activities on the 19th too). Check out a cool video that shows a flyover rendition of what it will all look like down at Lake George.
4 Minnesota Vikings Selected to Pro Bowl
Wide receiver (and Detroit Lakes native) Adam Thielen, linebacker Anthony Barr, corner back Xavier Rhodes, and defensive end Everson Griffen have all been selected to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl.
With 2 Weeks Left, Vikings Remain Top-5 in Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) lost to the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday, but remain in the top-5 in the NFL Power Rankings this week -- and there's a new #1. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Snow Amounts Trending Down, Cold Weather Remains on Tap
Good news for Christmas travelers as the National Weather Service is saying that some parts of Central Minnesota now might not see any snow at all this week -- although areas north of St. Cloud could still see a few inches Wednesday.
The 25 Most-Played Songs on 98.1 in 2017
2017 has been a great year for country music -- loaded with mega-tours, new music, fantastic collaborations, fun festivals, and a blend of our all-time favorite superstars and the hottest new rising-stars. Here are the 25 most-played songs of the year on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country.
Snow Likely, Then Bitterly Cold
The National Weather Service says we can expect two rounds of snow across Minnesota this week, followed by a bitterly cold weekend.
Vikings Dominate Bengals to Claim NFC North Title
The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) beat the Cincinnati Bengals (5-9) 34-7 today at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With the win the Vikings claim the NFC North division title (and the playoff berth that comes with it) for the second time in three years.
Winter Storm Setting It’s Sights on Us Late This Week
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm capable of producing significant snowfall will move out of the Rockies reaching us Wednesday through Friday -- followed by very cold air with below-zero or single digit highs.