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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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Mayo Voted #1 Hospital In The US, St. Cloud Top-5 In MN

Sometimes we take for granted that which is closest to us. Easy to do; human nature. In Minnesota we are fortunate to have access to some of the best medical facilities in the country. I've had great care at St. Cloud Hospital, Twin Cities hospitals, and my last three surgeries have been at Mayo Clinic in Rochester -- recently voted #1 hospital in the USA.

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Vikings Training Camp Starts One Week From Today

The Minnesota Vikings are set to open training camp one week from today down in Mankato. Many off-season changes give me reason to be curious. New head coach Mike Zimmer, new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater are some of the biggest additions.

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Outrageous Comcast Call Sets New Standard for Bad Customer Service [Listen]

If you've ever tried to discontinue service with a large provider of any kind, you can probably relate to this person's frustration in dealing with a Comcast customer service rep. Listening to it makes my blood boil. And from the 'Too Little, Too Late Department,' Comcast has already issued a quick apology.

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What’s The Best Festival In Central Minnesota? [Vote]

This morning we're trying to find out what you think is the best festival in Central Minnesota. Granite City Days? Foley Fun Days? Sauk Rapids River Days? Little Falls Dam Festival? Who's got the best parade, food, and events? Vote here, and see the results. (Write in your favorite if you don't see it!)

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Spotlight Shines On Minnesota In Tonight’s All-Star Game

Minnesota, and specifically Target Field, will be in the national spotlight tonight as Minneapolis plays host to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Twins players Kurt Suzuki and Glen Perkins will be in the line-up, despite being left off the starting roster. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 PM CT on FOX.

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All-Time St. Cloud Record High Set On This Date In 1936

Enjoy today's dose of cooler weather -- St. Cloud residents would have relished it back on July 14th, 1936; when the temperature soared to an all-time record high of 107˚. Today's high of 64˚ will be the coolest day of the week, but temps will remain below average all week.

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What Do You Still Want To Do Before The End Of Summer?

Today is July 11th, 2014. I don't want to be an alarmist, but the days are getting shorter, the State Fair is next month, it's baseball's All-Star break, and summer's about half over. I only bring this all up because there are things we all still want to do before summer ends. What's on your list?

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I Wish Someone Had Talked Me Out Of ___________!

Group participation this morning on the 98 Country Morning Show as we ask you to finish this statement: "I Wish Someone Had Talked Me Out Of _______!"  For Pete it was, 'Going to college right out of high school.' For Cindy it was 'Getting Married.' Give us a call at 320-252-9897 to fill in the blank. Here's a list of responses.

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Should House Sitter Repay $70 In Movie Pay-Per-View Fees?

We got an email from 'Mark' this morning asking if we thought he was responsible for $70 in movie rental fees he ran up while house sitting. His friend went to Hawaii for 10 days, and 'Mark' ordered $70 worth of movies. Now his friend wants to be be reimbursed. Mark thinks it's fair trade for house sitting. What do you think?

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