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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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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2014 [Watch]

The Minnesota State Fair has unveiled the new foods coming to this year's 'Great Minnesota Get Together.' While its still hard to beat the original Pronto Pup, here's a quick look at my top-10 favorite new additions (along with the complete list of new foods).

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More On Pete’s US/Germany World Cup Theory

Yesterday I shared my World Cup theory that Team USA & Germany will play to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, allowing both teams to advance to the 'knockout round;' receiving some criticism and disbelief. (See dude bit another dude, and 'World Cup 1982.') Here's some parallel speculation from Bleacher Report.

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Minnesota Fireworks Laws (#buzzkill)

Sparklers, fountains, smokey things...blah, blah, blah. I appreciate everyone's concern for protecting me from myself (see helmet laws, seat belt laws, and lack thereof for fast-food, 96-ounce sodas, tobacco, & alcohol). I am a red-blooded American man that wants to shoot things into the sky and blow things up. Come on man.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch For St. Cloud Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10:00 PM tonight for the northern 2/3 of Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Willmar, Morris, Brainerd, Fergus Falls, and northern parts of the Twin Cities. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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