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Best of 2016

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See Who Welcomed Country Babies in 2016

Like flowers in spring, country babies bloomed all over in 2016. Naturally, the country stars who welcomed these tiny people are head over heels and eager to share their perfect productions with the world.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#1): MN Named Absolute Best Place to Grow Up in U.S.

It's official, and backed up by the Washington Post, that Minnesota is named the absolute best place to grow up in America!

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#2): Five Creepy and Strange Facts About St. Cloud

As I got older, I started learning the history and legend of the area...I started to realize that St. Cloud isn't as normal and ordinary as it first appears. Here are five tidbits that I find the most creepy and strange about our lovely town!

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#3): I Got Married in the Snow Storm [Pics]

I'm back from my wedding vacation and have been anxiously waiting to share all of my pictures with you! First off, I want say that I'll truly never forget how crazy the weather was on my wedding day.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#4): 12 Highest Rated Central Minnesota Elementary Schools

Minnesota is known for the quality of its education, and as parents few things are more important to us when it comes to our kids. Using GreatSchools.org, I compiled a list of the twelve highest-rated elementary schools in Central Minnesota. Did your kids' school make the list?

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Top 10 Country Music Videos of 2016

Country music's stars brought their A-game in 2016 when it came to music videos.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#5): St. Cloud Prison – The Complete History and Tour [Watch]

You've probably seen the prison in St. Cloud hundreds of times on the outside. Have you ever wondered how it looks inside? We've gathered a few great videos to give you the full history and tour.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#6): St. Cloud & Waite Park Among Most Dangerous Cities in Minnesota

The team at RoadSnacks took a look at the 120 largest cities in Minnesota, and analyzed crime data from the annual FBI report to determine the most dangerous places to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Lock your door before you read the list.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#7): Apparently Minnesota is Getting the Biggest Blizzard Ever on February 2nd According to This Guy [Watch]

Residents from Minnesota don't get overly nervous about a snow storm. On the flip side, some people take weather very seriously...like this guy. Watch out, I guess.

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Best Selling Country Songs 2016
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Top 40 Country Songs of 2016

The best-selling country songs of 2016 come from superstar acts like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, but also newcomers like Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. This list of the Top 40 digital songs of the year is ranked by who sold the most singles on services like iTunes.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#8): St. Cloud Gets Verbally Abused in Urban Dictionary, Let’s Change That

Whenever a term comes along that we're unfamiliar with -- we reach for Urban Dictionary, to get the street-sense idea of what something's all about. So this morning we decided to look up 'St. Cloud' and it wasn't pretty.  Quite frankly, it made us mad -- and we need you to help us do something about it.

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98.1’s Most Viewed 2016 (#9): Holdingford Man Chases Tornado And Gets Crazy Footage From Underneath It [Watch]

A man named Jake Biniek was driving northwest of Holdingford on Wednesday night when he got footage of a tornado forming around 6:25 p.m.

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