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Wake up the kids, make some breakfast, let the dog out, suck down some coffee, take a shower, shave (legs or face, up to you), brush your teeth, put on your socks, realize socks don’t match, put on new socks, get kids off to school, hop in car, commute to work.

We’re just here to help make it all go a little smoother. Everything you need to know to start your day here in Central Minnesota, and maybe even a smile or two. News, weather, traffic, and sports — and fun (we think that’s the most important part).

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Wild Vs. Blues: Game 2 This Afternoon In St. Louis [Video Preview]

The Minnesota Wild meet the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series this afternoon in the Scotttrade Center. The Wild will be looking to take a 2-0 series lead after Thursday's 4-2 victory -- the first series-opener win on the road in team history.

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Twins Top Cleveland 3-2 In 11 Innings

The Minnesota Twins (4-6) won their third straight game last night, beating the Cleveland Indians (3-6) 3-2 on Trevor Plouffe's 11th inning walk-off solo home run at Target Field. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey pitched five innings, giving up one run on three hits and four walks.

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Adrian Peterson Has ‘Trust Issues’ With The Vikings

I just heard on the evening news that Adrain Peterson is said to have 'trust issues' with the Minnesota Vikings stemming from the allegations and legal proceedings surrounding the abuse of his then 4-year-old son. Might I suggest fewer whippings?

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Tough Prison Inmate Says Good-Bye To Dog He Raised [VIDEO]

This made me cry. But the story is so beautiful, I had to share. Every prison should have this program. God bless the rescuers, adopters, volunteers, educators, and supporters of shelter animals.

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No Sunday Liquor Sales? Thanks For Nothing Minnesota Senate

Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted down a bill that would have repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales. From this Minnesota consumer, "Thanks for nothing." Who could this benefit? Oh, wait a minute, I think I know.

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Wild Win 4-2 In St. Louis, Lead Series 1-0 [Video Recap]

The Minnesota Wild essentially eliminated home ice advantage for the Blues by winning Game 1 of the best-of-seven series 4-2 last night in St. Louis. Wild goals came from Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville. Devan Dubnyk made 19 saves.

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Twins Top Royals 8-5 To Win Series

The Minnesota Twins (3-6) won their second game in a row against previously unbeaten Kansas City Royals (7-2) 8-5 this afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki both connected on two-run homers, and Joe Mauer added three RBIs in the win.

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NFL Announces Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated Friday

The NFL announced this afternoon that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective this Friday -- meaning he will be able to return and fully participate in team activities. Whether he ever wears a Vikings jersey still remains unclear.

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Pandas Love To Play On The Slide [VIDEO]

What's cuter than pandas playing on a slide? Nothing.

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St. John’s Abbey Arboretum: Zentral Minnesota Moment [Watch]

We like to share quick moments of tranquility; all filmed somewhere in Zentral Minnesota. If you're anything like us, a moment of relaxation in the middle of the hectic day comes in handy. Stretch, breathe deep, enjoy, and share.

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Statewide Tornado Drills Set For Today

For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. Today's statewide tornado drills are part of that event. 98.1, Minnesota's New Country along with other radio & TV stations will be participating in the drill.

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Wild Open Playoffs Tonight In St. Louis

The Minnesota Wild (46-28-8, 100 points) face off against the St. Louis Blues (51-24-7, 109 points) tonight in Game 1 of their opening round best-of-five NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series. As the higher seed, the Blues have home ice advantage, setting Games 1 & 2 in St. Louis.

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