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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 cancer survivor of eleven years now, 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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Just How Cold Has This Winter Been In St. Cloud?

The average high for March 2rd is 32˚. The record high is 53˚ (just so you know what's possible). We won't make it above zero again today. Pipes are freezing up. Cars aren't starting. And the patience of usually hearty Minnesotans is wearing thin. But just how cold has it been this winter in St. Cloud? Here's the scorecard by the numbers.

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St. Cloud Area Road Conditions Improving, But Still Slick

MnDOT, Stearns County, and the City of St. Cloud (as well as surrounding cities and counties) worked feverishly throughout the night on area roads, resulting in improved conditions this morning. Area roads are still being described as 'difficult,' but that's an improvement from 'hazardous/travel not advised.' Still lost of snow & ice out there.

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Winter Storm [Updated]

Updated at 7 pm on Friday 2/21 - MnDOT is still advising 'no travel' this evening and overnight tonight. Persistent blowing & drifting on top of ice covered roads continue to create hazardous driving conditions. Multiple accidents continue to plague our area. Minnesota State Patrol, "Stay safe by staying off the roads tonight."

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Minnesota State Patrol: ‘Roads The Worst We’ve Seen In 25 Years’

Some veteran Minnesota State Patrol troopers are reporting that conditions are as bad as they have seen in 25 years. The situation has prompted all State Patrol command staff to suspend their daily duties and provide assistance on state highways. The Minnesota State Patrol is advising no travel throughout much of the state.

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Central Minnesota Winter Storm Pictures

When Cindy, Jim & I got to the studios this morning, the door to the building was drifted shut. We made Cindy go down the chimney to let us in. Katie is stuck in the middle of the road somewhere near Monticello. This is a photo of our building this morning. Here are more pictures shared by 98 Nation.

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Minnesota Braces For Powerful Storm

St. Cloud is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9:00 this morning through Noon tomorrow, with 3" to 5" of snow expected in the area. The brunt of the storm is expected to hit just to the south and east where up to a foot of snow and blizzard conditions are expected. Bookmark our interactive weather page for all the latest.

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USA Men’s Hockey Advances, Russians Eliminated

The American Men's hockey team extended their Sochi Olympic record to 4-0 after defeating the Czech Republic 5-2 today in quarterfinal action today. The U.S. Men now face Canada at 11:00 am CT Friday in the semifinals. The USA/CAN winner will face the winner of Finland vs. Sweden in the gold medal game at 6:00 CT Sunday morning.

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