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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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National Moment Of Remembrance This Afternoon

I invite you to join me and your fellow Americans this afternoon at 3:00 local time for a National Moment of Remembrance, "as a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.” Those words were spoken by President Clinton in 2000, when he signed the National Remembrance Act.

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4th Annual ‘Thanks For Freedom’ Ride & Concert This Saturday

This Saturday, May 31st, I'll be riding with hundreds of veterans and their families, friends, and neighbors -- climbing on their motorcycles to ride for freedom. Don't have a bike? No problem. It's still a great day to show our area veterans the thanks and support they deserve.

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Street Car Showdown This Weekend At BIR

The 6th annual Street Car Showdown launches the 2014 racing season this Memorial Day weekend at Brainerd International Raceway. It's a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip, and the return of the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.

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What Three Words Describe Your Memorial Day Weekend Ahead?

How lucky are we? Long weekend. Great forecast. Family & friends. And probably most important; freedom, thanks, and remembrance of those who gave their lives to make sure we could enjoy weekends like this. What three words describe your Memorial Day weekend ahead? Give us a call at 320-252-9897.

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Carrie Underwood Had A Third Nipple: Your Turn!

During the early years of ‘American Idol’ Carrie Underwood revealed that she once had an extra nipple. “It just looked like a mole,” she said. Years later we wonder if she wishes she hadn’t shared that nugget of knowledge, but she stepped up. Now it's your turn to reveal something most people don't know about you.

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What Are Central Minnesota’s Best Kept Secrets?

Today on the 98 Country Morning Show we're looking for your town's best kept secret. St. Cloud's little-know best place for breakfast? Best secret swimmin' hole in Little Falls? Favorite quiet little picnic spot in Sauk Rapids? Share away and we'll list 'em here.

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Where’s The Strangest Place You’ve Fallen In Love? [Listen]

In Keith Urban's 'Cop Car,' he sings about falling in love in the back of a cop car. It made us wonder, "Where's the strangest place that people have fallen in love?"  We didn't get any 'cop car' lovers, but we did get some good stories (including in a tow truck). Listen to the stories.

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Sunshine & Warmer Temps Just In Time For Memorial Day

Remember 16 straight days of rain in April? Remember -30˚ January temps? You might today, but by the end of the week those will be distant memories. The spring weather we've been denied up to this point, arrives today and should deliver plenty of warmth & sunshine right through Memorial Day weekend.

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