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Lauren’s Country Lowdown: Kenny, Garth & Reba! [VIDEO]

Listen to the Breakfast Club every weekday morning around 8:40 to hear about the biggest stories in country music.

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The Cynic’s Guide To A Minnesota State Fair Visit

While there is plenty of food and fun every year at the Minnesota State Fair, there are just some things everyone loves to hate.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Reusable VS Plastic Bags, How Do You Feel About Paying A Bag Fee?

If you think that paying a fee for the bag you put your purchases in would never happen (after all, they want you to shop in their store, right?), think again.  In Minneapolis they are voting on whether businesses should start charging for bags.  This is why and here are my reasons I have trouble using a reusable bag.

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Credit: Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles
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Is This The Most Clever License Plate In Minnesota?

I think we've finally found it. The most clever license plate in the state of Minnesota has been discovered.

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Update: Online Fishing License Scam We Fell For, Gets Worse

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we jumped on the computer to buy our Minnesota fishing license.  We fell for a scam which I blogged about previously.  We called, complained and were promised our money back.  We thought we had avoided the issue, but it gets worse. 

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One Minnesota County Is Requiring A New Way Of Inspecting To Fight Aquatic Invasive Species – Should Others Follow?

The threat of invasive species in the Land of 10,000 Lakes has been around for many years. One county in the state is stepping up efforts to fight the spread of these unwanted aquatic hitchhikers, which raises the question, should others follow suit?

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Warning: Don’t Fall For The Same Online Fishing License Scam That We Did

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we realized we needed to get our Minnesota fishing license before we left for camping.  No problem, right?  My husband jumped on the computer and in a matter of minutes was yelling at the monitor and saying he had been scammed.  Here's what happened and what you should look for to avoid the same scam.

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Have You Seen These Minnesota-Shaped Groves of Trees on Google Maps?

You see a lot of weird and interesting stuff on Google Earth and Google Street View. Things like weird shapes or symbols, or even a passenger jet that appeared to be at the bottom of a Minnesota Lake are among them. While some of those images are creepy or raise questions, this is just cool.

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Top 5 As Healthy As You Can Get, New 2017 Minnesota State Fair Foods

The anticipation of eating several yummy foods at the Minnesota State Fair is a huge draw for me, but I struggle to "eat healthy".  Usually what happens is I walk around and around while everyone I'm with is stopping to get what they want (usually several different kinds of food) and I end of with a bucket of chocolate chip cookies on the way out.  LAME!  This year I've done my research and found the closest I could get to "healthy" foods and this would be my top 5 picks.

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Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
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Do I Need To Register My Stand Up Paddle Board With The DNR?

We were at Sam's Club when we ran into a former neighbor who was looking for a stand up paddle board or SUP.  I told him my daughter had one and he asked if it was registered.  I didn't realize they needed to be registered and thought maybe others didn't either so I did the research and this is what they say.

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Greg Davids-photo from Minnesota House of Representatives
Greg Davids-photo from Minnesota House of Representatives
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Davids Compares Governor Dayton’s Actions to Those of a Dictator

Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids called out Governor Dayton on KROC-AM in Rochester Wednesday morning, comparing his veto of funding for the legislature to a move one might expect to be made by a dictator...

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Amber Alert Issued This Morning From Minneapolis **UPDATED**

An urgent Amber Alert has been issued for a Minneapolis baby who is in danger.  The mother of the child was stabbed as two male suspects fled in a 1999 Dodge Durango after taking the child.  **UPDATE: The child has been found, but suspects are still at large.

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