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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 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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Write OUR Name In The Snow (To Win Tickets)

Yep, you read it right. Write OUR name in the snow. Use your creativity, and whatever means you care to use, to write '98' or '98 Country' or whatever in the snow -- for a chance to win tickets to see Jennifer Nettles. Email, tweet, or post your pic on Facebook. Cindy & I will choose our favorite Friday morning. (And don't do anything we wouldn't do.)

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Day 1 At The Sochi Winter Olympics

I have 'Olympics Fever.' Really can't wait for the Men's Hockey to start for Team USA against Slovakia Thursday morning at 6:30 am CT (NBCSN). Hope we get that channel in the 98 Country studio (guess we can watch online). Here are the winners and losers from Day #1 at the Sochi Olympics according to our friends at Bleacher Report.

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Ready For A Vacation? Pack Your Bags, We’re Going To Mexico

Join Cindy & I Feb. 23 through Feb. 27, with Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, and Brantley Gilbert -- each headlining a separate night of live music on the beach. Plus, activities with the artists, golf, spa packages, 12 world-class restaurants, 10 bars, and 6 swimming pools at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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U.S. Medals Equal Cash For Athletes (And Taxes Due Of Course)

Winning an olympic medal as an U.S Olympic athlete means cash in your pocket. The U.S. Olympic Committee pays athletes $25,000 per gold, $15,000 per silver, and $10,000 per bronze. Of course, part of being an American means giving a healthy chunk of that back to the IRS. As much as $10,000 of the gold medal award could need to be paid back it taxes.

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What Is The TV Show You Are Embarrassed To Admit You Like? [Updated]

Come on, we all have a TV show or two that are guilty pleasures. In this morning's round of 'Get To Know Pete & Cindy,' you need to come up with one of each of our top-3. One off my list, and one off hers. What's yours? Call us with your guess at 320-252-9897, and see what others are admitting to here.

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Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, Figure Skating Highlight Tonight’s Olympic Coverage

Even though the opening ceremonies aren't until tomorrow night, the competition begins today at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, and Figure Skating highlight tonight's action. Coverage begins tonight at 7 pm CT on NBC (KARE-11).

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