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Curt St. John

Hey, it's Curt St. John here, and I'm excited to join the Quick Country 96.5 staff! Growing up, being on the radio is all I ever dreamed of doing. And, after a stint that required me to wear a bear suit to be the mascot for an AM station that aired Chicago Cubs games in my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, I finally DID end up on the radio, working weekends and overnights while I earned a BA from UW-Eau Claire. I next worked several radio jobs in Eau Claire, including hosting a morning show for about 15 years. (That's a lot of getting up at 3:20 am!) After I met my beautiful wife, we got married (in Jamaica) and moved here to Rochester, where my wife was already working, in April of 2012. In my spare time, I like to get out on the mountain bike, catch ‘House Hunters’ on TV and work on our next batch of home-brewed beer. And, now that I'm here in Minnesota, I'm an avid Twins and Wild fan-- although I do confess to still rooting for certain MLB, NFL, and Big 10 teams that hail from a state just east of here. I'm excited to keep you company in the afternoon and play the most continuous country on your way home!
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Chance’s Weekly Pigskin Picks: Vikings vs Packers

My dog, Chance, has been predicting the outcome of each week's Vikings game now for the last 8 weeks. While he started fast out of the gate with a string of 4 wins in 5 weeks, he's now back at .500, with both four correct and four incorrect picks. So, who does he think will win when the Packers visit the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday?

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Woman Nails 14 Celebrity Impressions…While Driving

I'm a sucker for celebrity impressions-- even if they're not done by humans, as this video of a parrot doing a pretty good Matthew McConaughey will attest. And, I've been known to try to perfect an impression or two (or horribly belt out a song) while I've been behind the wheel, tooling down Highway-52. Thankfully, I've never recorded myself. But this woman has-- and her celebrity impressions are pretty funny!

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Californians Try Five Minnesota Foods For The First Time

A few days ago, I posted a video that showed some of our fellow Americans (not from around here) trying some "Midwest" foods. It was okay, but outside of tater-tot hot dish, it didn't feature too many of our uniquely Minnesota foods. This video, however, changes that. Whether it's Jello salad, lutefisk, a Juicy Lucy or a Nut Goodie Bar, the reactions of these Californians as they try some of our Minnesota foods for the first time is pretty funny!

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Another Reason I’m Glad I Live In Southeastern Minnesota

Getting our first snow of the season on Veteran's Day, November 11th, sure seemed a little early, if you ask me-- about a month early! Plus, Mother Nature's continued icy grip has set records for the lowest high temperature here in Rochester the past two days, as well. But after seeing the weather residents of western New York state are dealing with yesterday and today, I'll take our weather here in southeastern Minnesota!

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Maureen Hancock Connects With Quick Country Listener, Katie

World-renowned spirit medium Maureen Hancock is coming to southeast Minnesota this weekend! This Saturday, she'll be doing her “Postcards from Heaven” show here in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center. She joined me on Quick Country 96.5 on Monday to do a few listener readings. Take a listen to the reading she did with one Quick Country listener...

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What Can’t You Pronounce? For This Guy, It’s Worcestershire Sauce

Every have a name or phrase you just can't pronounce, no matter how hard you try? For me, former American Idol contestant Josh Gracin is one I always screw up. I just can't get my mouth to make the "sh" sound in Josh followed by the "sss" sound in Gracin. For the guy in this video, though, it's Worcestershire sauce he can't say. (Which, granted, is a tricky one-- even if you don't have an Italian accent, like he does!)

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Parrot Does Best Matthew McConaughey Impression Ever!

I've always loved comedians who do impressions, and I've always wished I had the talent to be able to do a few myself. Well, I can do an okay version of Bill Clinton, but he's been out of office now for, what, 13 years?  I've also always been an animal lover, too. So imagine how excited I was when I found this video of Einstein the parrot, who can do a pretty good impression of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey...

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