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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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This Central Minnesota Swimming Hole is Perfect for a Thrilling Cliff Jump

How many times have you been told to 'go jump in a lake?' Have you ever done it off a cliff? If you've ever been to Quarry #2 'Melrose Deep 7' -- you've likely witnessed folks making the jump into the deepest hole at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park, and it's one more reason to look forward to summer in Minnesota.

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Statewide Tornado Drills Today Across Minnesota

The National Weather Service is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety today to conduct tornado drills in preparation for the upcoming severe weather season. 98.1 Minnesota's New Country will be participating in the drills. Schools, businesses and other facilities are encouraged to conduct tornado drills as well.

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Hennepin County Gets Wake Up Call (Literally), As Civil Defense Sirens Go Off This Morning

Hennepin County (Minnesota's most populous county, and home to Minneapolis) tweeted an apology to residents today, following an error in their system that caused civil defense sirens to go off just after 6 o'clock this morning. Now that's a rude awakening!

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Vikings Hype Video Will Make You Feel a Little Better About Minnesota Sports

The Twins are off to their worst start ever. The Wild are limping into the playoffs following five straight losses. The Timberwolves have been out of playoff contention since week two. Maybe this Minnesota Vikings hype video will help make you feel a little better.

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Mall of America Debuts New ‘FlyOver America’ Attraction [Watch]

The Mall of America debuted a new attraction last week -- and FlyOver America has been leaving those who have experienced it smiling from ear to ear. The ride delivers a bird's eye view of America’s most awe-inspiring sights, with special effects that will make you feel like you are truly soaring!

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