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A Minnesotan’s guide to college basketball’s ultimate weekend

The best in college men’s basketball make their way to Minneapolis April 5-8, 2019. Like when Minnesota hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018, there is plenty to do. Here’s a guide of what you can discover. I explored the Tip-Off Tailgate and Final Four Fan Fest on Friday. Get my take here. Know before you

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What you should know before visiting Minneapolis

This article was updated in May 2019 with current information. Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, often gets overlooked. It’s considered ‘flyover worthy’ by some and ‘too cold’ by others. Despite the stereotypes, the city won bids to host big events. U.S. Bank Stadium hosted Super Bowl LII  in February 2018. ESPN’s X Games are

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10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

When you look at gross sales per day, you could say the Minnesota State Fair is the biggest restaurant in the world. In 2017, they brought in over $51 million in food and beverage sales in 12 days. In comparison, Tao in Las Vegas brings in $42 million in sales over an entire year. Attendance

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Folks are paying $4 to $65 to park downtown Minneapolis for 2 hours

After seeing one downtown Minneapolis ramp charging $65 for a parking spot on Friday night, I took to the streets to see what other parking ramps and lots are charging. Fast facts: The cheapest ramp I found was $8, and it was underground parking, meaning your car would stay warm. The most expensive ramp I

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The 5 things you don’t want to miss at Super Bowl LIVE

My co-worker Brittany described Super Bowl LIVE as a winter version of the Minnesota State Fair. That’s extremely accurate. There’s plenty of food to eat, live music to enjoy and you can watch a local or national television newscast. What is Super Bowl LIVE? Super Bowl LIVE a six-block, free event on Nicollet Mall in

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When locals should go to ‘super’ events downtown Minneapolis (and how to get there)

Based on previous years, around one million visitors are expected to trek to Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the days leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 4. In perspective, the Minnesota State Fair had nearly two million visitors…over the course of 12 days. So it’s going to be busy. I get it

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Guide: Twin Cities events leading up to the big game

I had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of everything happening in the Twin Cities leading up to the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4. I’m ready to help you find the best activities. Embrace the chaos — we won’t see anything this big come through Minnesota for decades! Am I

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The best ways to get to the State Fair

Make sure to plan ahead for how you’ll get to the Minnesota State Fair. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with advice. There are over 30 free park and ride lots are near the Fairgrounds. Be careful: they fill up fast. Check the State Fair’s Twitter page before you head out to see if

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