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Ready For A Vacation? Pack Your Bags, We’re Going To Mexico

Join Cindy & I Feb. 23 through Feb. 27, with Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, and Brantley Gilbert -- each headlining a separate night of live music on the beach. Plus, activities with the artists, golf, spa packages, 12 world-class restaurants, 10 bars, and 6 swimming pools at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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‘P’ Is For Perspective (And ‘V’ Is For Vacation)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I sure think this one is. 26 days 'til we leave for 'Tropical Nights: Boots In The Sand.' Join Cindy & I Feb. 23 through Feb. 27, with Dierks BentleyJana KramerBilly Currington, and Brantley Gilbert -- each headlining a separate night of live music on the beach.

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Why You Should Slow Down And Follow Winter Driving Tips [Watch]

While road conditions continue to improve this afternoon, MNDOT is still seeing lots of accidents around the state. Here's a quick video of winter driving tips (and what can happen if you don't follow them). You sure don't want to be these people.

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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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Most Roads Open, Most Schools Closed [Updated]

MNDOT has opened I-94 from Moorhead to Alexandria, and Highway 15 from St. Cloud to Kimball. Most area schools are closed today (Monday). Will tomorrow be a repeat? A 'Wind Chill Warning' remains in effect through Noon tomorrow. Area temps are expected to be even colder tomorrow morning. 

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Ten Reasons Central Minnesotans Should Be In Mexico This February

I am not one to state the obvious, but winter is once again around the corner.  I don't know about you, but I would like to escape the cold and gloom  for a while.  It seems like once we get in to winter, it takes us forever to get back to warm, sunny days. With that being said,  I have ten reasons why we, as Central Minnesotans, should escape to Mexico in February.

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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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I’d Love To Hop In The Car And Road Trip To Wyoming

I have a friend who lives in South Dakota and he keeps giving me a hard time about, well everything.  He says I need to add more spice to my life and was joking that I should make a trip to Sioux Falls.  While South Dakota wouldn't be my first choice, it did get me thinking about where I'd go if I could just take off for the weekend.

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Ok, Now Who Wants To Go To Mexico?

Here's a little 'wake up weather' perspective for you courtesy of my iPhone this morning. 33 days 'til Cindy & I jet off to Mexico for five days with Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, and Brantley Gilbert on the beach. (And there's still room for you to join us!)

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Winter Weather Advisory Today

Snow, wind, falling temps, and dangerous wind chills have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Minnesota in effect through 6pm tonight. Limited visibilities and extreme wind chills are the main concerns. Bookmark the 98 Country interactive weather page for updates.

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Gets Your Boots Out of the Snow and Into the Sand For 2014

Would you rather spend February dealing with sleet, snow and cold weather in Central Minnesota or enjoying sun, surf and your favorite country stars at Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand in Riviera Maya Mexico?

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Baby, It’s (Damn) Cold Outside

At 8:00 am this morning in St. Cloud, the temperature is officially -22˚, with a wind chill of -37.˚ Snow is in the forecast for later today, with 2-4" of accumulation expected late this afternoon through Christmas Day. A Winter Weather Advisory goes in effect at Noon today for difficult travel conditions across the state. Merry Christmas, and be safe.

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