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?)
What’s Minnesota’s Top Pandemic Cocktail?
I would have guessed Bloody Mary, but apparently that's not the popular drink in Minnesota right now.
Seven Reasons Mosquitoes May Like You More than Most
Ahhh, the Minnesota State Bird; no, not the Common Loon -- the mosquito. Here are a few reasons the skeeters may find you more attractive than others.
Minnesota’s Biggest Meteor Shower is Back This Week
The Perseid meteor shower is set to dazzle across Central Minnesota tonight through the weekend.
TEST YOURSELF: 25 Times MN Was Part of a Question on Jeopardy!
Alex Trebec has been the host of Jeopardy! since 1984, and claims to know most of the trivia. Here are 25 times Minnesota was part of the clue or answer.
NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag at All Events
In this current atmosphere of increased racial awareness in the United States, NASCAR has announced the move to ban the confederate flag at all NASCAR events.
5 Other Times the MN State Fair was Canceled
The coronavirus has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, just the sixth time in the event's history that the gates will remain closed.
How to Make a Simple Mask with a Bandana & Rubber Bands
After the U.S. government came out with the recommendation that we all should wear masks in public -- making your own has become the latest arts & crafts craze.
Minnesota Twins Announce 2020 Refund Policy
Today the Minnesota Twins announced their refund policy for missed games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota Gophers Face Auburn Today in Outback Bowl
The #18 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2) will face the #12 Auburn Tigers (9-3) this afternoon in the 2020 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.
Celebrating & Honoring America’s Veterans Today
I spent some time poking around web for Veterans Day nuggets, most of what I found pertained to what's open & closed today, and where Vets can get freebies.