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Chris Allen

I was born in Duluth, Lived in Nashville. I have also lived in Baton Rouge and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and traveled around the U.S., so if you want to know my favorite sports team, I've adopted all the teams around where I have lived. I have been working in radio since 1995. I held many odd jobs before I finally got in to radio. I also like to write, produce, and listen to music. I also enjoy movies, volleyball, and fashion (yes, fashion!). I have a younger brother and sister, and they live in Phoenix with my Mom and Dad. I have a son named Sam and spend most of my free time doing things with him. Thank you for listening to me! Without you I wouldn't have a job. I enjoy the paranormal and can share many stories with you, but I would like to hear your story, so email me.
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(Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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Helping Those Who Need A Little Help, Shoot For Fun Raises Money A Different Way

People who need help are getting it with the Shoot For Fun. It does not help to get better crutches or hire more people to care for them. It's raising money to raise awareness and help give adults with disabilities a chance to show they have abilities.  Michael Jackson is a young man in a wheel chair, without courage center or Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute he wouldn't have the opportunities to show that.

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Super Bowl 50 - Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos
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New NFL Rule Penalizes End Zone Celebrations That Are Too Long

We see all sorts of celebrations in the end zone, some NFL players have fans that wait to see what they are going to do next. Some of the players get really creative and some just spike the ball. This year the officials have to call a foul if a team spends too much time in the end zone.

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josh koop tsm duluth
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Viking Podcast Purple Pillage Talks About Saying Goodbye To Makato, Players

The Minnesota Vikings will be holding their practices at a new location next year, but this year many people made it to the old practice area in Mankato MN. In a show featured during overnights on KOOL 101.7, Leif Bakken and Neil Roberts talk about 52 years in Mankato and the changes in Eagen. Some things to expect for the new Vikings for this year.

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Category: Featured
(Photo by Gianni Ferrari/GettyImages)
(Photo by Gianni Ferrari/GettyImages)
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Planning Ahead For The Bayfront Blues Festival, Here’s What’s Allowed

This year KOOL 101.7 is proud to be your Bayfront Blues Festival radio station. When you are planning ahead to bring things you will need to the legendary music fest, here's a list of things that are allowed, and things that aren't. Those of you that go every year, you know some of this, even if you do, it's good to brush up.

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Photo Kool Staff
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Here’s Why You Should Plan On Going To The Bayfront Blues Festival

We have one of the biggest and best blues festivals right here in Duluth, and not only is this a special year, but there are some great things that make it something you should plan to attend every year. Even the artists want to play here and be a part of the action. Why not, it's one of the most beautiful venues.

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Tourists View 1,700 Years Huashan Mysterious Grottoes
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Is The Radio Station Haunted? Part 2: Shari And Chris Take On The World

We've talked about it, now people are approaching me and saying quietly that they have had encounters in our radio station. Steve, our cleaning guy came forward and let me film him talking about it. He showed me haunted places. So, it was time for me to take Shari around to tell me what happened to her and where. 

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ANIMAL ALLIES SUBMITTED
ANIMAL ALLIES SUBMITTED
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Chester Our Animal Allies Pet Of The Week, Loves To Run And Play With Toys

Chester had a previous home and is now up for adoption. As you know this means he is used to living with people and from the sound of it loves to play all the time and is a good companion. He knows what it is like to live in a home and would be the perfect addition to a family.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Is The Radio Station Haunted? Special Version Of Shari And Chris Take On The World

Too many people that work in the building where the radio station is have said to me, I hear noises at night all the time. Well, some of the noises can be explained away. Some people that reported the "Hauntings" didn't check in to them. When Shari said to me, "I think there is a ghost", I knew she wouldn't say that unless there was a reason.

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Cubans Face New Reality As Ties With U.S. Renewed After Years Under Strict Embargo
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Can You Name 3 Things In 5 Seconds, Shari And Chris Take On The World

This is a fun little traveling game you can play in the car, Shari and I take a shot in the studio but we make hard lists for each other. You can do this for signs, animals, or anything you can think of, but it keeps the brain working, everyone talking in the car, and less fighting on a long trip. 

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