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Pete Hanson

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 Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, 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?) Hit me up below on Facebook & Twitter.
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Heading To The Lake? Don’t Miss Gordy’s Hi-Hat!

Minnesota is full of tasty, little eateries. We've all got our favorites, and one of mine is Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet. Featured on the Food Network's 'Diner's, Dives, & Drive-Ins,' Gordy's is famous for their burgers, fish sandwiches, onion rings, chili, malts, and more! I pass by twice on every trip to the cabin, usually stopping at least once.

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Jennifer Melton of North Branch Wins $10,000

Jennifer Melton of North Branch is the latest $10,000 winner on 98 Country, joining last Fall's $10,000 winner; Carla Rick of Litchfield. Jennifer, a 98 Country Club member, registered to win online in the 98 Country Club. Are you a 98 Country Club member yet? It's free, easy -- and the time to join is now!

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National Doughnut Day Today? (Are You Kidding Me?!)

You might as well call it National 'This Is For You Pete Hanson' Day! If you ask me (and I know you are), doughnuts are like potato chips; you can't eat just one. Honestly, Super America's are probably my fave in St. Cloud, but I'm sure there are bakeries (that I haven't tried) that are horrified to hear that. Who's doughnut do I have to try?

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What’s The Best All-Time Country Summer Song? [VOTE]

To me, Brad Paisley's new 'River Bank' feels like a pretty good summer tune for 2014, but what do you think is best country summer song ever? Lot's to choose from! Kenny Chesney's Summertime? Craig Morgan's Redneck Yacht Club? Alan Jackson's Summertime Blues? Vote here and we'll create another '98 Nation Top-Ten' list.

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Excited For Vikings Training Camp? (Me too!)

It happens every summer. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts, and my purple blood starts flowing with optimistic anticipation. Camp starts this year in Mankato on July 24th. Last season was painful. This season is an unknown, but at least the team made some off-season moves that I can be excited about (not that it takes much). Skol!

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When Have You Had To Apologize For Something Your Kid Said?

Last weekend I took my 4 year-old nephew to the Omni Theater at the Science Museum in St. Paul to see the dinosaur movie. At one point in the movie, one dino kills another; leaving it in a pool of blood. The little girl next to us was crying, when her Dad said, "Don't worry, it's just taking a nap." Then my nephew blurts out...

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Show Us Your Radio (To Win Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest Passes)

Cindy & I sat in on a presentation earlier this week about how radio is changing. It spoke about how more people are listening to radio than ever, but fewer are listening on actual FM radios, and more are tuning in on computers, smartphones & tablets. Show us what you listen to 98 Country on.

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