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 Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 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?)
Give Thanks with 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country
Share a story of thanks with us, and we'll spread the moments of gratitude on the 98.1 morning show.
Warning Signs That You’re Becoming Adult
I'll be honest, on the outside I look like an adult. On the inside I'm eight.
Pete’s Blog: Do Something That Scares You
We should all probably doing more things that scare us.
Winter Weather Advisory Through 1 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central Minnesota in effect from 11 PM tonight through 1 PM tomorrow.
What Your Coffee Preference Says About You
The kind of coffee drink you prefer apparently says a lot about the kind of person you are.
Pete’s Blog: Excessive Celebration? I Don’t Think We Celebrate Enough
We need to make sure we are spiking the ball (or popping the cork) when things go great.
Wintry Mix Late Thursday into Early Friday
We should expect a wintry mix late Thursday through early Friday, with some ice accumulation a possibility.
Minnesota Named ‘Least Stressed State’ of 2020
Given all that we're going through right now, this has even more meaning -- as Minnesota has been named the 'Least Stressed State' for 2020.
Pete’s Blog: What You Tolerate Defines You
The first time I heard someone say this it was in a seminar to a group of managers. It was a business thing, but what part of our lives doesn’t this apply to?
Pete’s Blog: The Difference Between ‘Good’ And ‘Great’
Why would anyone be satisfied with doing a job to anything less than the best of their ability?
ACTIONABLE STEP: Severe Blood Shortage Due to Outbreak
The American Red Cross is putting out an urgent plea for blood donations as the nation's supply suffers a severe shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Pete’s Blog: Is It Really Luck?
Have you ever noticed that the harder we work, the ‘luckier’ we are?