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MnDOT 511 Travel Information

Stay safe out there my friends, and slow down. Seems like every winter we all need to be reminded, even halfway through the season, to use our winter driving skills. Everything from having our lights on, to slowing down, and probably most importantly allowing enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. It never fails, every snow …

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A “Freediver” Swims Under The Icy Surface Of A Lake

Maybe I just lack a sense of adventure, but someone is going to have to explain to me why someone would want to do this. A “freediver” named Petr Kapoun swam directly under the clear surface of a frozen lake in the Czech Republic.  There are two holes cut into the lake, and he swims from one to the other as …

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Brainerd Lakes Could See Half A Foot Of Snow Or More

This sure has been a fun winter hasn’t it? (Tongue firmly in cheek) So here we go again, according to the National Weather Service, the Brainerd Lakes area could see 6-8 inches of snow. Most of it coming Wednesday night into Thursday. We do have a winter weather advisory that kicks in 6PM Wednesday through 6PM Thursday. Keep monitoring www.theloon.com …

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Don McLean Opens Up About What “American Pie” Is Really About.

I’m about to rock your granddad’s world:  Don McLean  says “American Pie” is NOT about Buddy Holly. Yes, Holly’s death WAS the jumping-off point for the song.  McLean was a huge fan.  But he says it’s really about America, in the tumultuous period of the late ’60s and early ’70s. He says, quote, “Buddy Holly’s death is what I used to try to …

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A Bad Lip Reading Of The NFL

Now that football season is over I thought this would be appropriate. The guys at “bad lip reading” are at it again. This time they target the NFL. Tom Brady and Drew Brees have some good ones. My favorite though is Clay Matthews saying “I stomped on all the fun chunks”. Let’s enjoy one last video from this years season.

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Sammy Hagar and The Circle Comes to Minnesota!

Sammy Hagar’s supergroup, the Circle, has just rolled out a 23-date spring tour in support of its first album of all original material, titled Space Between, set for release on May 10th. The band, which also features Van Halen’s Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson, will be making a stop at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake on …

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