Pete's 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, chills on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleeds Vikings purple, and misses the North Stars. He's known for his short attention span; and enjoys 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.) Pete's a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and knows that life is damn short -- so he's a believer that we should be playing as hard and as often as we can.
Have You Visited Minnesota’s ‘Coolest Secret Location?’
The travel team at Reader's Digest has listed the 'Coolest Secret Locations' in each of the 50 states. Any guess what Minnesota's spot is?
Here It Comes: The Ten Best Things About Winter in Minnesota
Now that we've had our first taste of snow, we thought it would be a good time to take a peek at the things we like best about winter in Minnesota.
Is ‘Minnesota Nice’ Still Alive? How Rude Are We vs. Other States?
It appears that 'Minnesota nice' is alive and well, and so is 'Hawaii Nice' and 'Vermont Nice.'
MDH Brings Back Free COVID Tests in Time for Flu Season
Minnesotans can now order four rapid at-home COVID-19 tests each month for free through the state health department while supplies last.
Minnesota’s 2023-24 Winter Climate Outlook is Here
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has released its official summer climate outlook for the months of November, December, and January.
Must See This Magical Minnesota North Shore Airbnb
Last October Amie and I spent four nights at this Airbnb cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior just north of Grand Marais.
Another Frost Advisory for Southern Minnesota Overnight
A Frost Advisory has been issued for southern Minnesota tonight, in effect from 1:00 am tonight through 9:00 am Tuesday morning.
Time to Meet the Seventeen Snakes that Call Minnesota Home
Oh sure, we live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but there are only 17 species of snakes that call Minnesota home.
Minnesota’s Fall Colors Really Taking Off This Week
The days are getting shorter, and the temps are getting cooler -- which is the perfect recipe for the vibrant fall colors that our state is known for.
How Many Minnesota-Based Fortune 500 Companies Can You Name?
Minnesota has 15 companies on the 2023 list of Fortune 500 companies, one down from the 16 the state had on the list last year.