I grew up with mom and dad, who was also in radio, exposing me to the likes of Barry Manilow, Bread, Melissa Manchester and other 70's soft rock staples. Hey, I can appreciate the good in any genre of music but that was a lot of work. I do love Neil Diamond, especially because he has an album called "Velvet Gloves and Spit". I was in the 7th grade at Washington Junior High School when my life would change. A kid at school, name Lee Burger, had a cassette of Van Halen's "Fair Warning" that he had to get rid of. He told me it had swearing on it and his mom wouldn't let him have it. Sold! I believe I gave him $2 and a lunch ticket for my first Van Halen cassette and it was the best money I ever spent. I would listen to that all the time, and then would save money so that I could buy even more Van Halen music, listening very closely to it all on my shiny new Sony Walkman. Realizing there's a whole new world out there, all my money and every birthday wish list would go towards music. Van Halen led to Led Zepplin, then the likes of Aerosmith, Kiss, AC/DC, Rush, Journey, and on and on. This was the 80's and the MTV Generation so I also got into the likes of Ratt, Dokken, Skid Row, Poison, Whitesnake and all the other bands that sang about parties and had hot girls in their videos. Hey, I was a chubby kid with a mullet so I had to live vicariously through these guys. Bottom line I loved music as a kid and that has never changed. I love the rock that we play everyday on Sasquatch 106-5 and I thank you for joining us for the party. Let us know what you want to hear and what you want to see at SquatchRocks.com. If you want a t-shirt, make sure to "Like" us on Facebook -- you never know who we'll surprise.
Minnesota DNR Holding Auction August 25 In Grand Rapids
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, August 25 in Grand Rapids. The auction is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Mesaba Avenue Project to Close Roads in Duluth Beginning August 16
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced temporary closures of Duluth roads related to the Mesaba Avenue project.
Cloquet Salon Offering Free Haircuts For School Age Kids
Every parent knows that getting kids back to school can be costly with supplies, clothes, and more. A Cloquet hair salon is helping the budget by providing free haircuts.
Rod Stewart Forced to Reschedule Xcel Energy Center Show
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper were scheduled to perform this Wednesday, August 15 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, but the show has been rescheduled due to illness.
Minnesota DNR Seeking Designs for 2019 Pheasant Stamp
Wildlife artists across the Northland are invited to submit entries for the 2019 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Monday, September 3 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14.
Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen Retiring From WNBA
Legendary Minnesota basketball player Lindsay Whalen has announced she will be retiring from the WNBA and will focus on coaching the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Minnesota McDonalds Testing McGriddles® French Toast Breakfast Sandwich
In breakfast sandwich folklore, 2003 was the equivalent of man walking on the moon. That year, McDonalds introduced the McGriddle, which replaced bread or a muffin with maple flavored pancakes so delicious, many suspected Satan himself was behind it.
Canal Park To Receive Fun, Temporary Makeover in September
From September 4 - September 17, Imagine Canal Park will turn the Lighthouse Parking Lot, located at 504 Canal Park Drive, into an interactive and fun “pop up” community park space.
Superior Street Reconstruction Resumes Monday Downtown Duluth
The reconstruction of Superior Street resumes Monday, August 13. Access to all businesses will remain open as workers look to get a lot accomplished through August 17.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Western Minnesota
If you're traveling to western Minnesota, be forewarned that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert through 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11.