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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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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Best Cities For Recreation

July is 'Park & Recreation' month, and the number crunchers at WalletHub are celebrating by ranking the 100 largest American cities from best to worst for recreation. Minneapolis came in at #7. St. Paul finished at #46. St. Cloud wasn't big enough to make the survey. Cincinnati, Ohio nabbed the top spot.

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Canadian Wildfires Continue To Pour Smoke Into Central Minnesota

There are more than 100 wildfires currently burning across Canada; mainly in Saskatchewan, but also in Alberta and Manitoba. Smoke from those fires continues to be pumped into Minnesota courtesy of the jet stream. Today should be a bit better, but how long will that last?

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Minnesota’s Morning Show: Odd Benefits Offered By Some Employers [Watch]

Health insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) are pretty common elements in a benefits package -- but what about offering to cover the expense of freezing a female employee's eggs? That's not part of the 98.1 package, but is among some of the strange offerings by these companies.

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U.S. Women Face Japan Tonight For World Cup Championship

In a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup final, the U.S. women will face Japan tonight for the FIFA Women's World Cup Championship. Japan beat the U.S. for the title in 2011, but the U.S. came back to top Japan in 2012 for Olympic gold. Tonight's game will be the first repeat final in Women's World Cup history.

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Minnesota Fireworks Law: If It Flies Or It Explodes, It’s Illegal

Staying out of trouble when it comes to Minnesota fireworks laws is pretty simple -- if it flies or explodes, it's illegal. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, and roman candles are out. Sparklers, snakes, spark emitting fountains, and poppers are in -- but remember, none are allowed on public property.

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Fourth Of July Jello Shots [How To Video]

Looking for special something to bring to your 4th of July bash? How about these easy-to-make 4th of July jello shots? (Seriously, I was convinced I was going to make these for an entire 30 seconds -- before I realized I had some cold PBR in the fridge; conveniently already in red, white, and blue cans.)

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