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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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Huskies, Gophers, Johnnies All In Action Today

It's a full schedule for area college football teams today, with St. John's hosting Carlton College for Family Day following a big win last week at Gustavus. The Gophers travel to Illinois in an attempt to go 4-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1967. SCSU is at Northern State University in another NSIC matchup.

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Where Can I Find Good Information On Minnesota Candidates?

I think most of us agree that nothing is less helpful in getting to know our candidates than the maddening onslaught of political ads. I've scoured the internet, and have been disappointed by the lack of useful information. Any suggestions on where to look for good, unbiased info on Minnesota candidates?

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What You Need To Know About Today’s Solar Eclipse

With 51% of the sun blocked by the moon early this evening, you will definitely notice the dimming of light here in Central Minnesota. The partial solar eclipse will begin at 4:22 PM, peaking at 5:35. Sunset is at 6:31 PM. Don't look directly at the sun (ever), it can damage your eyes.

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Pete’s (Self-Inflicted) 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge: Day 20 [Video]

After watching the movie 'Fed Up' three weeks ago, I was intrigued enough to take a 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge -- to to more accurately depict it, a 30-Day 'Added Sweetener-Free' Challenge. No natural, artificial, zero-calorie, honey, or whatever sweeteners. I just want to see how I feel.

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Ohio State Marching Band Has Just Amazed Me [VIDEO]

I'm not one to post a video of a bitter rival's marching band (Go Gophers!), but I stumbled across this video of an Ohio State marching band performance that completely amazed me. You can put this one in the 'Best Marching Band Thing I've Ever Seen' file. You gotta take a second to watch.

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1980 USA Hockey Team Hosting ‘Miracle On Ice’ Fantasy Camp

The U.S. Olympic hockey gold medal in 1980 was voted the greatest sports achievement of the 20th Century. Maybe you watched it on TV, or maybe your parents told you about it. Maybe you saw the movie 'Miracle.' Now you have a chance to relive the magic, as members of the team invite you to their inaugural fantasy camp in 2015.

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