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Pete & Cindy in the Morning

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).

Thanks for startin’ your day with us!

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Minnesota’s Morning Show: Who Thought Oreo Thins Were A Good Idea? [Watch]

Apparently Oreo sales are down, so the Nabisco think tank decided that less cookie and less cream filling could be the answer -- and we get Oreo Thins. Go ahead and put them on the shelf over there next to the New Coke.

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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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Small Town USA: I Love It! [VIDEO]

I walked through St. Joe the day before the parade, and while they were getting ready for Joetown Rocks! There were already chairs and blankets set up for miles! I thought, here is small town USA, and I love it! 

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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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JoeTown Rocks! Parade Saturday with 98.1 [Watch]

JoeTown Rocks, the annual 4th of July celebration in St. Joseph did not disappoint this year -- delivering great music, perfect weather,one big parade, and a whole lot more! Here's a video of the red, white & blue crowd as we rolled through St. Joe Saturday morning.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For St. Cloud Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 2:00 AM this morning for Central Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Hinckley, Willmar, and Morris. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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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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Severe Weather Possible Tonight Across Central Minnesota

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across our area this evening & tonight, and some of those storms could be severe with heavy rain, flash flooding, damaging winds, and large hail possible. Stay tuned to 98.1 FM for any possible watches and warnings.

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Kimmel Lies to People About the 4th of July [Watch]

Happy 4th of July! Let's celebrate by watching Jimmy Kimmel make fun of how little Americans know about the holiday in this edition of 'Lie Witness News.' Thank you ABC. Thank you Jimmy. Thank you Val's (for no reason other than I like hamburgers).

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Annandale’s 4th of July Celebration Rolls On Through the Weekend

Annandale is celebrating 126 years of their annual 4th of July Celebration and this year promises to be full of fun activities for the whole family.

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Minnesota’s Morning Show: Could Fireworks Be Bad For Your Health? [Watch]

Could fireworks be bad for our health? Cindy says so -- and it's not because we could blow ourselves up or get burned either. Say it ain't so Cindy! (Truth be told, I don't really care. Light 'em if you got 'em.)

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