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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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Don’t Be A ‘Father’s Day Skimper’

Don't be a 'Father's Day Skimper' -- defined (by me) as of one the 77% of Americans who spend more, and pay more attention to moms than dads on their day. Besides, dad is easy to please. Quality time with the family (dinner, grilling, outing) is what he wants most, but get him something nice anyway.

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What You Need To Know About Stopping The Spread Of Zebra Mussels [Watch]

As the invasive Zebra Mussels are being found in more and more Minnesota lakes, the Minnesota DNR's fight to stop the spread is intensifying. The bottom line; if you fail to properly clean your boat -- it'll cost you $500. The DNR has hired 150 new boat inspectors and they are handing out tickets.

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Historic Pub Crawls Return To St. Cloud

The Historic Pub Crawls presented by the Stearns History Museum are back for another season in Downtown St. Cloud. For $25, you can take the tour, enjoy some appetizers, and leave with a souvenir (you still have to pay for your drinks). Bring your friends and sip cocktails while discovering the history the featured St. Cloud saloons.

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Last Night’s Super Start To ‘Summertime By George’ [Watch]

Cindy & I officially kicked off summer last night in Eastman Park with thousands of others at the first night of 'Summertime By George' in St. Cloud. Seriously, S.B.G. is one of the coolest community events I have ever been to. It's 100% summer, fun, food, family, music, and neighbors.

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NFL’s Demands For A Minneapolis Super Bowl

On Sunday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune revealed a confidential list of NFL demands the league placed on the host city, if Minneapolis wanted the 2018 Super Bowl to take place in the new Vikings stadium. It's unclear how much of it the Minnesotans agreed to, but here's part of the list (all at no cost to the league).

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See The Anti-Redskins Ad That Ran Last Night During The NBA Finals [Watch]

This ad was originally intended to run during the Super Bowl, but the NFL pulled the plug. It ran last night during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in seven cities (not seen in Minnesota). I think Washington's team name change is inevitable. Here's the ad. Pretty powerful.

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‘Summertime By George’ Season Kicks Off Tonight [Watch]

98 Country invites you to join us tonight, for the first 'Summertime By George' of the season in St. Cloud's Eastman Park. Wednesday nights at Lake George mean live music, food & drink, art, kids activities, neighbors, and good times. It's what summer in Minnesota is all about. Here's the season schedule, and we'll see you there!

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‘Summertime By George’ Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

98 Country invites you to join us tomorrow night, for the first 'Summertime By George' of the season in St. Cloud's Eastman Park. Wednesday nights at Lake George mean live music, food & drink, art, kids activities, neighbors, and good times. It's what summer in Minnesota is all about. Here's the season schedule, and we'll see you there!

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