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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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From Gull Lake To Rivera Maya: Pete & Cindy’s 108 Degree ‘Feels Like’ Change

On January 25, 2014 Cindy and I spent the day on Gull Lake for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The temp was 2˚ with a wind chill of -21˚. On February 25, 2014 we will be in Rivera Maya, Mexico for 'Tropical Nights: Boots In The Sand.' Temp 82˚, heat index 87˚. Want to vacation with us? Here's how!

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Reading On The Decline: I’m Fighting Back

I came across a stat the other day that said nearly 1/3 of Americans have not read a single book in the last year. That includes paperbacks, Kindles, and…audiobooks. I have always loved reading, but sometimes it does get pushed to the back burner. Esquire has a list of '80 Books Every Man Should Read.' I have decided to tackle it starting today.

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If I Hate MSNBC & The Fox News Channel, Does That Make Me A Liberal or Conservative?

There is nothing more mind-numbing that watching either MSNBC or Fox News Channel. Many hate one or the other based on the ridiculously one-sided, biased reporting from either a liberal or conservative slant. I hate them both because they are horrible, laughable, and nauseating. ('Hate' might be a strong word.) Perfect.

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Blizzard Warning For Today

A 'Blizzard Warning' remains in effect until Midnight tonight for St. Cloud and points west. Travel is not advised, with blowing snow expected to cause white-out conditions. A 'Wind Chill Warning' has been issued for all of Central Minnesota from Midnight tonight through Tuesday afternoon. Wind chills will approach -50˚ overnight tonight and Monday.

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Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza: Winter, Wind Chill, & Walleyes [Photos]

The 24th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza today was not for the feint of heart. With a high temp in the single digits and a wind chill near -20˚, only the heartiest of Minnesotans (10,000+ of them) would brave the frozen surface of Gull Lake. Cindy & I mingled with the anglers. Here are pics and early results.

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Join Pete & Cindy Today At The Ice Fishing Extravaganza On Gull Lake

Have you ever been to the Ice Fishing Extravaganza on 'Hole In The Day' Bay on Gull Lake? You have to see it to believe it. 13,000+ participants. 2,000+ spectators. 1,000+ fish caught. Join Pete & Cindy from the 98 Country Morning Show there today.

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Vikings, State Fair, Lakes: Among Top Things Missed When Moving From Minnesota

This morning on the '98 Country Morning Show' Cindy & I asked what you would miss most (other than friends & family) if you moved away from Minnesota. Number-one answer…survey says, "The Vikings." Wow, really? That's one dysfunctional relationship with our beloved NFL team. See the rest.

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