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 Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), 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?)
It’s Benton County Fair Week (Here’s Your Mix 94.9 Insider Guide)
It's the week you've been waiting for -- when corn dogs, rides, and entertainment come to your own backyard. It's time for the Benton County Fair.
SCAM ALERT: Crooks Posing as Your Bank with Alerts
Scammers have a new angle, and they're getting Minnesotans to fall for it because it's very sneaky and seems legit.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10:00 pm tonight for all of central Minnesota.
ALERT: Cheese Curd Festival This Weekend!
Just an hour west of St. Cloud, Brooten is home of the Redhead Creamery and this Saturday's Curd Fest. Yep, you heard that right -- a cheese curd festival!
Minnesota Amber Alert
This morning at approximately 6:34 AM Jeffrey Lo assaulted the mother of his two children and left the scene in the mother's mini-van with the children.
Free Admission at Minnesota State Parks Saturday
Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, and to help you celebrate, all 75 Minnesota State Parks will offer free admission for the day.
Mega Millions Grows to $530 Million After No Winner Tuesday
No one matched all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, increasing the jackpot to $530 million for Friday night's drawing.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8:00 PM tonight for a large portion of central Minnesota.
Perdue Recalls More Than 15 Tons of Chicken
Check your chicken! Perdue Farms has recalled more than 15 tons of of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with pieces of 'bone material.'
Johnsonville Recalling 95,000 Pounds of Sausage
Johnsonville is recalling over 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage that may be contaminated with hard green plastic.
7 Minnesota Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer
Sure we're known for being the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but we've got some amazing festivals too (just not 10,000 of them).
Bemidji State Professor Canoes His Way to Commencement
A Bemidji State University professor paddled his way to the graduation ceremony yesterday at BSU. Brian Donovan teaches English on the northern Minnesota campus.