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?)
Winter Storm Possible Sunday & Monday
The National Weather Service has growing confidence that a winter storm could impact our area Sunday through Monday. A wintry mix, snow, and strong winds are all possibilities -- but it's early for specifics. Stay tuned, download the 98.1 mobile app, and opt in for weather alerts.
Super Bowl 52 Odds for All Four Potential Matchups
Early betting lines are out for all four potential Super Bowl 52 matchups. Here's who Vegas thinks is the best bet to win it all. Two quick takeaways: 1) Oddsmakers don't love Philly's chances in any scenario, and 2) The Pats are still the favorite.
This Friday is a Another PURPLE Friday
It's time for all Vikings fans to get fired up, excited, and to show our team spirit again this Friday -- 'PURPLE Friday,' by gearing up and wearing our Vikings stuff to work. Jerseys, hoodies, hats, horns, sweatshirts, whatever. We'll be wearing ours!
Did Saints Coach Taunt Minnesota Fans with SKOL Clap?
Reports and photos are surfacing that describe New Orleans head coach Sean Payton taunting Vikings fans with the SKOL clap on the sidelines following the Saints' 25-yard field goal that appeared to seal a New Orleans win.
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur Reportedly Hired as Giants Head Coach
Several media outlets are reporting this afternoon that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will take over as the head coach of the New York Giants at the season's end.
Vikings Advance to NFC Title Game with Win Over Saints
The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 this evening at U.S. Bank Stadium, advancing to the NFC Championship game next Sunday in Philadelphia -- taking another step closer to becoming the first team to play in a Super Bowl at their home stadium.
Dangerous Cold Monday & Tuesday
It's back to the deep freeze for Central Minnesota this week, following Sunday's shot of snow. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for the western half of Minnesota including Stearns County from 3 AM Monday morning through 9 AM Tuesday morning.
Huskies Earn Weekend Split with 4-3 Win Over WMU
The #2 ranked St. Cloud Huskies Hockey team (14-4-3) bounced back to beat #12 Western Michigan (12-9-1) 4-3 last night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud to earn a weekend split.
Minnesota Wild Beat Winnipeg Jets Saturday Night
The Minnesota WIld (24-17-4) beat the visiting Winnipeg Jets (26-13-7) 4-1 last night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Vikings Host Saints Today in NFC Divisional Round Game
The Minnesota Vikings host the New Orleans Saints this afternoon in an NFC Divisional round matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings beat the Saints 29-19 back on September 11th in Week 1 of the regular season.