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Last Night’s Super Start To ‘Summertime By George’ [Watch]

Cindy & I officially kicked off summer last night in Eastman Park with thousands of others at the first night of 'Summertime By George' in St. Cloud. Seriously, S.B.G. is one of the coolest community events I have ever been to. It's 100% summer, fun, food, family, music, and neighbors.

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NFL’s Demands For A Minneapolis Super Bowl

On Sunday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune revealed a confidential list of NFL demands the league placed on the host city, if Minneapolis wanted the 2018 Super Bowl to take place in the new Vikings stadium. It's unclear how much of it the Minnesotans agreed to, but here's part of the list (all at no cost to the league).

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See The Anti-Redskins Ad That Ran Last Night During The NBA Finals [Watch]

This ad was originally intended to run during the Super Bowl, but the NFL pulled the plug. It ran last night during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in seven cities (not seen in Minnesota). I think Washington's team name change is inevitable. Here's the ad. Pretty powerful.

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‘Summertime By George’ Season Kicks Off Tonight [Watch]

98 Country invites you to join us tonight, for the first 'Summertime By George' of the season in St. Cloud's Eastman Park. Wednesday nights at Lake George mean live music, food & drink, art, kids activities, neighbors, and good times. It's what summer in Minnesota is all about. Here's the season schedule, and we'll see you there!

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Heading To The Lake? Don’t Miss Gordy’s Hi-Hat!

Minnesota is full of tasty, little eateries. We've all got our favorites, and one of mine is Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet. Featured on the Food Network's 'Diner's, Dives, & Drive-Ins,' Gordy's is famous for their burgers, fish sandwiches, onion rings, chili, malts, and more! I pass by twice on every trip to the cabin, usually stopping at least once.

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Jennifer Melton of North Branch Wins $10,000

Jennifer Melton of North Branch is the latest $10,000 winner on 98 Country, joining last Fall's $10,000 winner; Carla Rick of Litchfield. Jennifer, a 98 Country Club member, registered to win online in the 98 Country Club. Are you a 98 Country Club member yet? It's free, easy -- and the time to join is now!

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National Doughnut Day Today? (Are You Kidding Me?!)

You might as well call it National 'This Is For You Pete Hanson' Day! If you ask me (and I know you are), doughnuts are like potato chips; you can't eat just one. Honestly, Super America's are probably my fave in St. Cloud, but I'm sure there are bakeries (that I haven't tried) that are horrified to hear that. Who's doughnut do I have to try?

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What’s The Best All-Time Country Summer Song? [VOTE]

To me, Brad Paisley's new 'River Bank' feels like a pretty good summer tune for 2014, but what do you think is best country summer song ever? Lot's to choose from! Kenny Chesney's Summertime? Craig Morgan's Redneck Yacht Club? Alan Jackson's Summertime Blues? Vote here and we'll create another '98 Nation Top-Ten' list.

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Excited For Vikings Training Camp? (Me too!)

It happens every summer. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts, and my purple blood starts flowing with optimistic anticipation. Camp starts this year in Mankato on July 24th. Last season was painful. This season is an unknown, but at least the team made some off-season moves that I can be excited about (not that it takes much). Skol!

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When Have You Had To Apologize For Something Your Kid Said?

Last weekend I took my 4 year-old nephew to the Omni Theater at the Science Museum in St. Paul to see the dinosaur movie. At one point in the movie, one dino kills another; leaving it in a pool of blood. The little girl next to us was crying, when her Dad said, "Don't worry, it's just taking a nap." Then my nephew blurts out...

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‘Thanks For Freedom’ Ride & Concert Today

Today hundreds of veterans and their families, friends, and neighbors -- will be climbing on their motorcycles to ride for freedom. Don't have a bike? No problem. It's still a great day to show our area veterans the thanks and support they deserve.

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What Should Minnesota’s State Vegetable Be?

Twelve states have an official State Vegetable, Minnesota is not one of them (neither is Wisconsin, Iowa, or either one of the Dakotas). Let's change that today. What do you think Minnesota's official State Vegetable should be?

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