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Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied

The arbitrator appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson's appeal to his suspension for violating the league's player conduct policy has upheld the NFL's ruling, sidelining Peterson until at least April 2015.

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What I Want For Christmas? All Of Us To Stop Drinking & Driving

I had the opportunity to chat with Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota Highway Patrol yesterday, and he said there were more than 500 DWI arrests in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving weekend. WHAT? 500+? Not to get all preachy, but what the hell is wrong with us?

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Iconic Minneapolis Grain Belt Sign Coming Back To Life

Not to be overly dramatic, but part of my Minnesota soul is coming back to life. The iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on the bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis has been purchased by the Schell's Brewing Company, and may soon be lighting up the skyline (just as I remember it from my childhood).

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Give To The Max Day Is November 13

Last year, over $17 million was raised for Minnesota organizations in just 24 hours. Almost 12 thousand of that went to my non-profit of choice, the Tri-County Humane Society!

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Minnesota Ranks Second Among States With ‘Best Quality Of Life’

According to a study published by 24/7 Wall Street, Minnesota has the second best quality of life when compared to other states. New Hampshire took the top spot. Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin also finished in the top-ten. The study used nine factors to determine the ranking.

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Is Minnesota Among The Happiest (Or Unhappiest) States In America?

If you live in this state, you have plenty of reason to smile.

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Mendota Heights Officer Shot And Killed, Suspect Arrested [Update]

UPDATE  - 39 year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. has been shot, wounded, and arrested by St. Paul Police after firing on officers tonight. A woman with Fitch has also been shot and wounded by police.

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Rochester Named Among Top-10 Happiest Cities In America

Rochester, Minnesota has been named one of the top-10 happiest cities in America according to a study published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. Rochester came in at #6 on the list behind Lafayette, LA (#1), Houma, LA (#2), Shreveport, LA (#3), Baton Rouge, LA (#4), and Alexandria, LA (#5). What the hell is going on in Louisiana?

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Spotlight Shines On Minnesota In Tonight’s All-Star Game

Minnesota, and specifically Target Field, will be in the national spotlight tonight as Minneapolis plays host to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Twins players Kurt Suzuki and Glen Perkins will be in the line-up, despite being left off the starting roster. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 PM CT on FOX.

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Cold Case Solved With a Single Drop of Blood

The long cold case of a couple murdered Christmas Eve 1998 has been solved with a single drop of blood, but for me, this is no ordinary case. One of the victims was my friend Carrie. 

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Self Serve Beer Machines Now Operating At Target Field

Just in time for the MLB All Star Game, self serve beer machines are now operational at Target Field

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New Laws That Take Effect Today

Today begins the second half of 2014, and that means that there are several new laws that go into effect today. 

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