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Minnesota Braces For Powerful Storm

St. Cloud is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9:00 this morning through Noon tomorrow, with 3" to 5" of snow expected in the area. The brunt of the storm is expected to hit just to the south and east where up to a foot of snow and blizzard conditions are expected. Bookmark our interactive weather page for all the latest.

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Last Call For ‘Boots In The Sand’ In Mexico

Last call for 'Tropical Nights: Boots In The Sand.' Cindy and I will be leaving a week from today, along with a bunch of other Minnesotans (and Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jana Kramer, and Brantley Gilbert), for five days and four nights of all-inclusive bliss at the the new Hard Rock Resort at Riviera Maya in Mexico. And there's still room for you!

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Ten Things Pete And Cindy Must Pack For Their ‘Boots In The Sand’ Trip

I am not a fan of packing because I always seem to forget something.  I've gotten a bit smarter and I now make lists.  I'm sure Pete and Cindy are all good to go as far as packing but I've got a list of things they may not think to take along.

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Airfare to Cancun Not as Expensive as You Think: Check Out These Deals!

Tropical Nights is quickly approaching, but if you haven't booked your vacation yet it is not too late! In fact we found some awesome deals on round-trip airfare from cities across the US.

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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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