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Who’s Playing The Minnesota State Fair? Free Music Acts Are A Great Value

Over 25 years ago - by pure happenstance - I saw country singer Lionel Cartwright in one of the free pavilions at the Minnesota State Fair.  I was already at the fair and happened upon the concerts start just by chance.  The show made my day and I am still glad that I had the opportunity to see him in concert - especially for free!

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What Took So Long, Lucas Disposes of Chris Allen’s Headphones, Trouble Letting Go

Have you ever had something that you are so comfortable with or something that you have trusted for so long, you have trouble letting it go and are willing to doctor it up in order to keep using it? That is my story with my headphones. I have purchased many pairs and none of them sound as good as this pair.

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Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium Spells The End For 25,000-Plus Record Collection

When the Minnesota Vikings move into their new home, chances are no one will give a passing thought as to what used to be located in its place.  One of those buildings that is being demolished to make way for pro football is the Star Tribune's current office building.  Some of the current employees of the so-called "Strib" may be looking forward to moving into new digs, but the situation has created a problem for one staffer.

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What Happened, Harry Shearer Is Leaving The Simpsons

The Simpsons will be losing one of their core voice actors. Harry Shearer has announced he is leaving the show. The squabble as he says it, came when he was told he couldn't work on any outside projects, but the producers disagree. According to TMZ it's because of merchandising payments.

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Something New For Race Training, YOGA, Carrie Tollefson Show How To Use It For Endurance

A lot of people are talking about Yoga as a way of training for running events. For those of you racing this Summer, this will help you introduce your body to a yoga training routine. In this clip Carrie Tollefson interviews internationally recognized yoga instructor Sage Rountree.

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What Would Have Happened To Ray Romano If David Letterman Had Not Existed

People are making their last appearances on David Letterman's Late Show on CBS and paying their respect to him and Paul and the band. Some are wishing him well, some are telling their favorite stories. Ray Romano stopped by to give him a little touch of It's a Wonderful Life.

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Rank in Top 10 of Bicycle-Friendly States

It's no secret to people that live in Minnesota and Wisconsin that both states offer plenty of bicycle opportunities for road/trail style and mountain bike riders. That said, how do they rank compared to the rest of the country?

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A Kitty Switch Happens After Kitty Hits The Air, Meet P Kitty

When Daryl and I talked this morning, we talked about a cat named Kitty, cute little thing and ready to go home. Too ready, Kitty found a home by the time I wrote this blog. So, I called Daryl back and asked if there was another pet that wanted to go to a home.

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How Can I Prevent Heart Disease? New Research Suggests A Diet Rich In Cheese Might Help

Everyone knows how to prevent heart disease - right?  Plenty of fiber, lots of exercise, and skip foods that are high in fats like cheese.  Well, think again.

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This Just In, Local Singer Songwriter Rachael Kilgour Wins Award

Rachael Kilgour was in studio about a month ago talking about her music and raising money to compete in a music competition in North Carolina. I am proud to say she has let us know she won the event.

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What Does Gene Simmons Of KISS Say About Early Van Halen Demos

Gene Simmons is one of the founding members of the rock group KISS, and along the way has made a name for himself. He is the one with the credit of discovering Van Halen. He thought they had a future and produced their demo.

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Are You In A Wheelchair, Help Set A World Record Saturday May 16th

In 2010, Christopher and Dana Reeve (Superman and wife) set a World Record for most people in a moving wheelchair line.  Myrna Peterson and Lee Isaacs are both disability activists and confined to wheelchairs. They are working to get at least 194 people in wheelchairs or scooters to come to Grand Rapids on May 16 to set a new record.

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