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Nat Geo Names Grand Marais Among Top U.S. Adventure Towns

National Geographic has built what they call the ultimate state-by-state guide to the Top-100 adventure towns in America -- and included on the list is Grand Marais, Minnesota; on the north shore of Lake Superior in the state's arrowhead region.

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Minnehaha Steamboat Reminds Me of Boat Rides Around Lake Minnetonka [VIDEO]

I remember taking these cool boat rides around Lake Minnetonka when I was a kid. The boats were huge, luxurious and for a kid, almost Titanic-like.  This story brought back a few of those memories.

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Lake Maria State Park In Monticello Makes List of Fun Places In Minnesota

This is a pretty cool list and I'm pretty excited that it includes a state park near my home in Monticello.

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What’s Your Dream Getaway?

Here at 98.1 'Minnesota's New Country' we've decided to get into the business of making dreams come true -- your dreams in fact!  What would be your dream getaway if money was no object? Hawaii? Italy? Disneyland with the family? Here's how your dream comes true.

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Northeast Blizzard Causing Delays At MSP: Check Your Flight Here

The massive snowstorm that's hitting the Northeast is causing delays & cancellations across the country, including at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Nearly 5000 flights nationwide have already been cancelled for today. Check your flight here.

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Low Gas Prices Means Road Trip Time! [VOTE] Where I Go Next

Do you know how much I paid today for a gallon of gas? $1.86 at the Super America next to Lake George! I love to drive, and love to travel...so it's road trip time, y'all :D

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Stories from the Weekend: JW’s West Coast Holiday Trip [PHOTOS]

Starting early on Christmas Eve morning, I ventured out west for a Holiday to remember at the end of the year...

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Plane Diverted, Forced to Land Due to Loud Blake Shelton Fan

An overenthusiastic Blake Shelton fan caused a plane bound from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land in Albuquerque on Christmas Day after he inadvertently caused a mid-air commotion.

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Weather Looking Pretty Good For Holiday Travel In Minnesota

Mother Nature looks to be delivering favorable weather for hitting the roads through the weekend for Christmas travel across Minnesota. There is a chance of light snow Christmas night and Friday, but the weekend may even deliver a rare dose of December sunshine.

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Freezing Rain Possible in St. Cloud Today

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3 PM this afternoon for St. Cloud and the surrounding area -- for the likelihood of freezing rain and sleet, causing icy roads. Travel could become difficult and dangerous. The mixed precipitation is expected to exit our area this evening.

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What I Want For Christmas? All Of Us To Stop Drinking & Driving

I had the opportunity to chat with Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota Highway Patrol yesterday, and he said there were more than 500 DWI arrests in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving weekend. WHAT? 500+? Not to get all preachy, but what the hell is wrong with us?

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More Travel Headaches On Minnesota Roads Tonight & Tomorrow

Snow across the area could make the trip home from Grandma's house a little tricky tonight & tomorrow. 2-4" of snow (possibly mixed with freezing rain) is expected to fall in the St. Cloud area tonight & Friday morning -- with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for areas north of St. Cloud.

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